The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
By Christopher Paul Curtis
- Release Date: 1995-09-01
- Genre: Culture, Places & People
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Christopher Paul Curtis Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
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 BOOK
AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK
AN IRA YOUNG ADULT'S CHOICE
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW BEST BOOK
NAMED 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." —NPR
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham is great
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It really captures the life of a kid and how hard it is. This is a great story about civil rights and I just love this book. It kept me hooked the whole thing through
The Watsons Go To Birmingham
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This was an amazing piece of literature. I loved the scene with the "wool pooh" (whirlpool)! LOL how did some people not get that? Anyways this was a great book.
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This book had a awful ending. 0/10 IGN
By I can't stand it
Funny yet has a lot of heart.
The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963 is a very FASCINATING book
I love this book!!
Great book very funny but weird
This was Curtis’s first novel and it needs a LOT of work. It’s a page turner until they get to Birmingham. In fact they spend more than half of the book at home (which was BORING) and only a couple of chapters in Birmingham. The end of the book was good and was a real life situation when *spoilers* one of the churches get bombed with the little sister, Joetta, in it. But there is apparently this crazy wool pooh and I didnt understand that part AT ALL.
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