The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963

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Random House Children's Books, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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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.

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It is in his storytelling. - Goodreads
Character development was pretty weak, too. - Goodreads
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Review: The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham- 1963 was Christopher Paul Curtis' first novel. He is an African American author that has earned Newbery Honors, the Coretta Scott King Award, and the Golden Kite Award ... Read full review

Review: The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963

User Review  - Mya Culiver - Goodreads

The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 is a heart-throb story set back in time. The narrator is Kenny Watson who lives with his parents, older brother, and younger sister in Flint, Michigan. Kenny usually ... Read full review

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Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan, and grew up there. Bud, Not Buddy, his second novel, winner of the 2000 Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author Award, is available in a Delacorte hardcover edition.