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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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

This was a wonderfully hilarious look at family life during the Civil Rights Movement - though unlike most works dealing with the Civil Rights Movement, it focuses very little on the actual movement ... Read full review

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This book came out in those middle years between kids so I am just now getting around to it. I was expecting more of a historical story but as I was he age of Kenny there was a lot that I could relate to. Great potential for an author I do love sibling stories. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

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.