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 Birmingham--1963User Review - Kimberly Fields - Goodreads
I was thoroughly underwhelmed by The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963. After reading Bud, not Buddy, another of Curtis's Newberry winners, I had high hopes for The Watsons. I expected it to be a well ... Read full review