ABOUT THIS BOOK
The 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. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who's thirteen and an "official juvenile delinquent." When Momma and Dad decide it's 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. They're heading South to Birmingham, Alabama, toward one of the darkest moments in America's history. This book is now a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, available on DVD.
"An exceptional first novel."
, Starred, Boxed Review
"Superb . . . a warmly memorable evocation of an African American family." —The Horn Book Magazine
"Marvelous . . . both comic and deeply moving."
—The New York Times Book Review
"Ribald humor . . . and a totally believable child's view of the world will make this book an instant hit."—School Library Journal
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.
- Newbery Medal WinnerWINNER 1996
- Coretta Scott King Author HonorWINNER 1996
- ALA Notable Children's BookWINNER 1998
- California Young Reader MedalWINNER 2000
- New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book AwardWINNER 1999
- Massachusetts Children's Book Master ListWINNER 1996
- Maine Student Book Master ListNOMINEE 1998
- Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers AwardWINNER 1997
- Arkansas Charlie May Simon Master ListWINNER 1997
- Texas Lone Star Reading ListWINNER 1996
- ALA Best Books for Young Adults
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