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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.
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Jump to navigation. Central Friday, The Hallmark Channel. In time to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sept. In this fictitious imagining of a family that comes from Flint, Mich. The book also garnered him a Coretta Scott King Honor. Get the best of NCR delivered to your inbox!
First published in , it was reprinted in It tells the story of a loving African-American family living in the town of Flint, Michigan , in When the oldest son Byron begins to get into a bit of trouble, the parents decide he should spend the summer and possibly the next school year with Grandma Sands in Birmingham, Alabama. The entire family travels there together by car, and during their visit, tragic events take place. The book takes place from approximately January to October , a turbulent time during the Civil Rights Movement. The Watson family is fictional, but the characters are based on members of the author's family, including himself, and many of the events in the first half of the book are based on a farm from the author's childhood and additional personal events.
Curtis wrote his first book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham— (). An early draft of the book won a Jules Hopwood Prize from the University of Michigan.
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In the opening pages of The Watsons Go to Birmingham - , all five members of the Watson family are sitting wrapped in blankets against the cold of the apartment. Watson is convinced they are going to freeze to death. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Kenny, the reader learns about the crazy antics of his family. Kenny believes that everyone in his neighborhood and school must think his family is strange—"The Weird Watsons". Kenny's feelings about By swing between fear of By's bullying tactics, awe of By's "fantastic adventures," and pleasure in By's sometimes unexpected kindness. Kenny frequently tries to understand how a bully can have such a great sense of humor. By's craziness includes a narcissistic attitude which freezes his lips to the side-view mirror of the family's car, known to the children as the "Brown Bomber," as he kisses himself one freezing winter morning when the family decides to go to an aunt's house to escape the cold in their apartment.
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In the opening pages of The Watsons Go to Birmingham - , all five members of the Watson family are sitting wrapped in blankets against the cold of the apartment. Watson is convinced they are going to freeze to death. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Kenny, the reader learns about the crazy antics of his family. Kenny believes that everyone in his neighborhood and school must think his family is strange—"The Weird Toggle navigation. Sign Up.