The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul CurtisThe Newbery Honor-winning American classic, The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 , celebrates 20 years with this anniversary edition featuring a special letter from Christopher Paul Curtis and an introduction by noted educator Dr. Pauletta Bracy.
Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. Theres Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, whos thirteen and an official juvenile delinquent. When Momma and Dad decide its time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the amazing Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons set out on a trip like no other. Theyre heading South to Birmingham, Alabama, toward one of the darkest moments in Americas history.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
This is an award-winning and exciting account of a family from the North traveling to Alabama during the early days of the civil rights movement. Ages I'm so glad I didn't give up, though. This is a really good book that deserves our full attention, even though it's difficult sometimes. Excellent story, humorous and interesting. Incorporates the family going to Alabama to visit Grandma and being there during the bombings of churches. This is not a sad story but cute and funny yet with the seriousness of the racial tension.
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May 10, Minutes Middle Grade Buy. Jul 05, Minutes Middle Grade Buy. May 10, Minutes Middle Grade Jul 05, Minutes Middle Grade Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. By turns comic, tragic, and touching, this remarkable Newbery Honor work, delightfully performed by LeVar Burton in this unabridged production, will delight listeners young and old as they meet Christopher Paul Curtis, a storyteller of bold ambition and a true and original voice and his inimitable Watsons.
Share: Share on Facebook. Add to Cart. Then have them create a time line of events that took place from so a historical connection can be made to the time during which the novel takes place. Ask students who have records or tapes of s music especially African American music to bring them in to share with the class. Later, compare that music to music mentioned in the novel. Have students reread what they feel is the funniest passage.