It's been four years since his mom died, and ten-year-old Bud Caldwell takes off from his third foster home in search of a better way to live his life. He's sick of being an orphan: unwanted, unloved, and all alone. On his own, he finds out how rough it is in Michigan in 1936, during the Great Depression. He meets many kind people along the way who help him complete his most awesome quest: to find the man that he thinks is his father. He's looking for a guy whose picture was on some old flyers for jazz concerts his mother kept around their house, so he doesn't have too much to go on. Oh, and did we mention that Bud is looking for a place to finally call home? Sounds pretty tough, right?
Bud doesn't think so.
Did you read Bud, Not Buddy? Well here is the sequel, The Mighty Miss Malone. Deza 'a dad has been laid off during the Great Depression and must travel out of town to look for work. The story follows Deza's family as they search for their father, traveling from Gary, Indiana all the way to Hooverville, right outside of Flint, Michigan.