The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 - Christopher Paul Curtis

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 book review score

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Christopher Paul Curtis Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about an unforgettable family on a road-trip during one of the most important times in the civil rights movement.

When the Watson family—ten-year-old Kenny, Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron—sets out on a trip south to visit Grandma in Birmingham, Alabama, they don’t realize that they’re heading toward one of the darkest moments in America’s history. The Watsons’ journey reminds us that even in the hardest times, laughter and family can help us get through anything.
"A modern classic." —NPR

“Marvelous . . . both comic and deeply moving.” —The New York Times

"One of the best novels EVER." —Jacqueline Woodson, Newbery Honor and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming

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