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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

Written by Christopher Paul CurtisAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Christopher Paul Curtis


· Delacorte Books for Young Readers
· eBook · Ages 8-12 years
· November 13, 2001 · $6.99 · 978-0-385-72985-7 (0-385-72985-5)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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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WINNER 1998 - California Young Reader Medal
WINNER 2000 - New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book Award
WINNER 1996 - Newbery Medal Winner
WINNER 1995 - Josette Frank Award
WINNER 1995 - Golden Kite Award for Fiction

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Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan, and grew up there. Bud, Not Buddy, his second novel, winner of the 2000 Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author Award, is available in a Delacorte hardcover edition.

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