Christopher Paul Curtis
Christopher Paul Curtis

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Name: Christopher Paul Curtis
Occupation: Children's Author
Gender: Male
Birth Day: May 10, 1953
Age: 67
Birth Place: Flint, United States
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Christopher Paul Curtis

Christopher Paul Curtis was born on May 10, 1953 in Flint, United States (67 years old). Christopher Paul Curtis is a Children's Author, zodiac sign: Taurus. Find out Christopher Paul Curtisnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


His work, The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, won the Coretta Scott King Award.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$10 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

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.

Biography Timeline


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.

Family Life

Christopher grew up in Flint, Michigan. Christopher and his wife, Habon Curtis, had children named Steven, Cydney, Ayaan and Ebyaan.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

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.


Recent Birthday Highlights

67th birthday - Sunday, May 10, 2020

66th birthday - Friday, May 10, 2019

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