Describe what can be learned about Mr. Calloway, Miss Thomas, and the other members of the band.
Book: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis — Ch. 16
Which word best describes Miss Thomas?
Which detail from the passage best supports the answer to Part A?
What can be learned about Mr. Calloway, Miss Thomas, and the other members of the band from this chapter? Why would Christopher Paul Curtis include these details?
What conversation does Bud overhear? How does it influence him? Why?
Why does Bud think that people in Grand Rapids talk funny? Give some examples of the language Bud thinks is "funny" and what the expressions mean.
Miss Thomas tells Bud that he was a godsend to them. How does Bud's arrival influence the members of the band? Is it a positive or negative influence? How do you know?
What does Bud consider more important, his suitcase or the items inside of the suitcase? Why?
How does Bud feel about his new name? Why?
At the end of the chapter Bud says, "that was enough to make you practice four hours every day!" Why?