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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
Contributor(s): Curtis, Christopher Paul (Author)

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ISBN: 0440414121     ISBN-13: 9780440414124
Publisher: Yearling Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 1997
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Annotation: 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.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - General (see Also Headings Under Social Themes)
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 95007091
Age Level: 10-13
Grade Level: 5-8
Lexile Measure: 920(Not Available)
Guided Reading: Z (Grade 7/8)
Physical Information: 0.7" H x 5" W x 7.6" (0.35 lbs) 224 pages
Themes:
- Theometrics - Secular
- Chronological Period - 1960's
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Topical - Family
- Cultural Region - South
- Geographic Orientation - Alabama
- Locality - Birmingham, Alabama
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: Newbery Medal, Honor Book, Children's, 1996
Coretta Scott King Award, Honor Book, Author, 1996
Review Citations: Booklist 02/15/1998 pg. 999
Booklist 06/01/2000 pg. 1875
Publishers Weekly 10/27/1997
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 11552
Reading Level: 5.0   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 8.0
 
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When Kenny Watson' s brother, Byron, gets to be too much trouble, the Watson family heads 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 bombed.
 
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