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
." —NPRFrom the Hardcover edition.
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 Honor BookWINNER 1996
- Coretta Scott King Author HonorWINNER 1996
- ALA Best Books for Young AdultsWINNER 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 1995
- Josette Frank Award for FictionWINNER 1995
- Golden Kite Award for Fiction
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