In this Newbery Medal-winning novel, ten-year-old Bud is a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression. Bud escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned band leader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.
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It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan, and when 10-year-old Bud decides to hit the road to find his father, nothing can stop him.