A Kid's Video Guide to "Bud Not Buddy"

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Topics discussed in this program include:

  • Racism, then and now.
  • Bud's relationship to both his mother and father.
  • "Jazz" as a character.
  • The meaning behind Bud's rules and things
- 21 minutes
  • Highly Recommended Title at "Educational Media Marketplace"

Questions for classroom discussion and assignments:

  • Give an example of racism in Bud’s time. Are things different now?
  • How would you describe “Jazz” as a character?
  • Discuss Buddy’s relationship with his father, and his relationship with his mother. How do the two relationships differ?
  • List “Bud’s rules.” Discuss what they mean and if they make sense to you.

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