The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963
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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Review: The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963User Review - Elena - Goodreads
I loved how Curtis captured the family dynamics, especially the sibling relationships. The historical setting worked well, including the kid's perspective of the Birmingham bombing, though that wasn't ... Read full review
Review: The Watsons Go to Birminghamó1963User Review - Kyla Sheets - Goodreads
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