The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
Series that include this title
Coretta Scott King Honor, author, 1996; American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1996
Brothers and sisters
From Library Staff
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.
The outrageous actions and everyday hijinks of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they visit Alabama in the summer of 1963.
Historical fiction about a zany Black family that takes a trip to the South in 1963. Christopher Paul Curtis is hilarious. See Mr. Chickee's Funny Money if you like the Watsons.
AgeAdd Age Suitability
red_elephant_652 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12
bahadurs thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over
blue_butterfly_805 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages
kyle64star thinks this title is suitable for All Ages
lms thinks this title is suitable for
blue_bird_951 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over
SummaryAdd a Summary
"Kenny's family is known in Flint, Michigan, as the Watsons, for lots of good reasons. Younger sister Joetta has been led to believe she has to be overdressed in the winter because Southern folks (their mother is from Alabama) freeze solid and have to be picked up by the city garbage trucks. Kenny, the narrator, does well in school and tries to meet his hardworking parents' expectations. Since the story is set in 1963, the family must make careful preparations for their trip, for they count on food or housing being available on the road once they cross into the South. the slow suspence of life has a beneficial effect on all of the children until the fateful day when a local church is bombed and Kenny runs in to look for his sister." (Novelist Review)
NoticesAdd a Notice
QuotesAdd a Quote
VideosAdd a Video
There are no videos for this title yet.