The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Publication Date: Aug 06, 2013
List Price: $7.99
Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC
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A wonderful middle-grade novel narrated by Kenny, 9, about his middle-class black family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. When Kenny’s 13-year-old brother, 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.
- Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
- Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 20Th Century
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
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