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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

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| Yearling | Trade Paperback | September 1997 | $7.99 | 978-0-440-41412-4 (0-440-41412-1)
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ABOUT THIS BOOK

The Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott Award Winner.

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 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.

AN ALA TOP TEN BEST BOOK
AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK
AN IRA YOUNG ADULT'S CHOICE
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW BEST BOOK
NAMED TO MULTIPLE STATE AWARD LISTS

"Every so often a book becomes a modern classic almost as soon as it arrives on bookshelves. That happened in the mid-'90s when Christopher Paul Curtis released his first book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963."  —NPR


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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.


AWARDS

WINNER 1996 - Newbery Honor Book
WINNER 1996 - Coretta Scott King Author Honor
WINNER 1996 - ALA Best Books for Young Adults
WINNER 1996 - ALA Notable Children's Book
WINNER 1998 - California Young Reader Medal
WINNER 2000 - New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book Award
WINNER 1999 - Massachusetts Children's Book Master List
WINNER 1996 - Maine Student Book Master List
NOMINEE 1998 - Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award
WINNER 1997 - Arkansas Charlie May Simon Master List
WINNER 1997 - Texas Lone Star Reading List
WINNER 1995 - Josette Frank Award for Fiction
WINNER 1995 - Golden Kite Award for Fiction



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