The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 (Paperback)
Yearling, 9780440414124, 224pp.
Publication Date: September 8, 1997
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/4/2000)
Mass Market (12/12/2000)
Paperback, Large Print (4/1/2018)
Hardcover, Large Print (3/8/2017)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (8/25/2006)
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.
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"Every so often a book becomes a modern classic almost as soon as it arrives on bookshelves. That happened in the mid-'90s when Christopher Paul Curtis released his first book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963." —NPR