Moses, Shelia P.: The return of Buddy Bush.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:The Return of Buddy Bush - Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

MOSES, Shelia P. The return of Buddy Bush. (Sequel to The Legend of Buddy Bush.) Simon & Schuster, Pulse. 148p. illus. c2006. 978-1-4169-3925-2. $5.99. J

The Legend of Buddy Bush won praise as a National Book Award finalist and as a Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book. Moses picks up the story as Pattie Mae and her family face the death of the beloved patriarch of the family, Pattie Mae's grandfather. When her aunt returns to Harlem after the funeral, Pattie Mae goes along, all the while hoping to somehow locate her Uncle Buddy Bush, who is on the 1am from the law, hiding out in Harlem. In those weeks in Harlem, Pattie Mae describes how the people and the streets and homes and indoor bathrooms appear to her country eyes. It is the end of the 1940s and Sheila Moses is writing about her own family's experience. (B/w photos are included at the end of the book, of their home...

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