|Name:||Christopher Paul Curtis|
|Birth Day:||May 10, 1953|
|Birth Place:||Flint, United States|
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He published his first book the same year he graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint in 1999. Prior to that he worked on a factory assembly line for over a decade in his native Michigan.
Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan, on May 10, 1953, to Dr. Herman Elmer Curtis, a chiropodist and factory worker/supervisor, and Leslie Jane Curtis, an educator.
Curtis attended Dewey Elementary, Clark Elementary, Pierce Elementary (in the Academically Gifted Program), Whittier Junior High School, and McKinley Junior High School of the Flint Public School System. In 1967, he was the first African-American student to be elected to the student council in the school's 32-year history. He graduated from Flint Southwestern High School in 1972 at the age of 19. Returning to college after working for years, he graduated from the University of Michigan–Flint in 2000.
He started writing children's books, publishing his first book in 1995. Many of his books are set in Flint. In 2000, he became the first African-American man to win the Newbery Medal.
Curtis also edited Bites: Scary Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into, a collection of scary children's stories published in 2010 by Scholastic.
Christopher grew up in Flint, Michigan. Christopher and his wife, Habon Curtis, had children named Steven, Cydney, Ayaan and Ebyaan.
Currently, Christopher Paul Curtis is 69 years, 0 months and 19 days old. Christopher Paul Curtis will celebrate 70th birthday on a Wednesday 10th of May 2023. Below we countdown to Christopher Paul Curtis upcoming birthday.
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