The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963

The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963

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The Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott Award Winner.Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who's thirteen and an "official juvenile delinquent."When Byron gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma's church is blown up.AN ALA TOP TEN BEST BOOKAN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOKAN IRA YOUNG ADULT'S CHOICEA NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW BEST BOOKNAMED TO MULTIPLE STATE AWARD LISTS"Every so often a book becomes a modern classic almost as soon as it arrives on bookshelves. That happened in the mid-'90s when Christopher Paul Curtis released his first book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963." —NPRFrom the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library (Audio), 2006
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780739330593
Characteristics: 1 online resource (4 audio files) :,digital
audio file, rda
Additional Contributors: Burton, LeVar
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JCLAllisonD Jan 20, 2017

Couldn't get much better for a road trip than this gem read by LeVar Burton. The "weird Watsons" are definitely funny and believable. The material in this book does deal with one of the more horrific crimes during the Civil Rights Movement, so this is probably best for ages nine and up.

KCLS_Gerry Oct 17, 2014

LeVar Burton from Reading Rainbow reads this awesome historical fiction.
The Watsons live in Michigan, far from the civil unrest taking place in the South. But when they decide to take the oldest son to stay with Grandma in Birmingham, Alabama, they all the sudden are way too close to that very same unrest, giving the entire family an experience that changed their lives as it did the world.

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