The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
Christopher Paul Curtis (A)
List Price: $6.99 (Paperback - Fiction / Family / Segregation-2000)
Description: The Newbery Honor-winning American classic, The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, celebrates 20 years with this anniversary edition featuring a special letter from Christopher Paul Curtis and an introduction by noted educator Dr. Pauletta Bracy.
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 juelinquent." When Momma and Dad decide it's time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the amazing Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons set out on a trip like no other. They're heading South to Birmingham, Alabama, toward one of the darkest moments in America's history. This book is now a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, available on DVD. (224 pgs) Ages 9-12
Ashay says, "The Watson's Go To Birmingham should be required reading for all students. Because it gives a glimpse into the culture of the north and the south during a time when America was embroiled in segregation and the civil rights struggle. This story also has curriculum available for classroom discussion. Great characters and an excellent story makes this book a must have for any library."
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.6 x 6.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 4 ounces