The theme of the book "Bud, Not Buddy" is the importance of family and hope. This book is a coming-of-age story about a boy who will not give up, no matter the obstacles he faces.
"Bud, Not Buddy" was written by Christopher Paul Curtis. It is a children's book set during The Great Depression. In it, a 10-year-old African-American boy leaves his orphanage to find someone he believes is his father. His entire journey to find his father is driven by hope. He is driven by his memory of his mother, and his desire to find a family to call his own.