The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.
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 juvenile delinquent."
When 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.
An American Library Association (ALA) Top Ten Best Book
An American Library Association (ALA) Notable Children's Book
An International Reading Association (IRA)/International Literacy Association (ILA) Young Adult's Choice
A New York Times Book Review Best Book
Named to multiple state award lists.
|Lexile ® Measure
|Guided Reading Level
|Middle Grade Novels
|Christopher Paul Curtis
|Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15
|Penguin Random House