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Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963

ISBN-10: 044022800X

ISBN-13: 9780440228004

Edition: 1995

Authors: Christopher Paul Curtis

List price: $7.99
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A wonderful middle-grade novel narrated by Kenny, 9, about his middle-class black family, the Weird  Watsons of Flint, Michigan. When Kenny's  13-year-old brother, 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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Book details

List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 12/12/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Newbery Medal-winning children's book author Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan on May 10, 1953 and graduated from The University of Michigan. While there he won the Avery and Jules Hopwood Prizes for poetry and a draft of one of his early books. Curtis spent thirteen years on an assembly line hanging car doors. His story The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 received a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor, and Bud, Not Buddy became the first novel to win both of these awards. Elijah of Buxton received the 2008 Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and a Newbery Honor. Curtis also won the 2009 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature.