Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father–the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.
- ISBN: 9780439221887
- Author: Curtis, Christopher Paul
- Published: 2002 , Scholastic Inc
- Themes: African Americans, Great Depression, jazz, Runaways
- Descriptors: Historical Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Newbery, United States
- No. of pages: 243