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The Watsons Go to Birmingham -1963
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Laurel Leaf
Publication date January 1, 2001
Pages 210
Binding Paperback
Edition Updated
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780440228004
ISBN-10 044022800X
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.50 by 7 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $7.99
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
When their parents decide it's time for the family to take a trip to see Grandma in Alabama, the Watson clan set off from their home in Michigan and head to a turbulant world where they know almost anything can happen. A Newbery Honor & Coretta Scott King Honor book. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780385321754
 
from Delacorte Pr (October 1, 1995)
9780385321754 | details & prices | 210 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.75 lbs | List price $16.95
About: The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963
from Random House Childrens Books (October 1, 1995)
9789990060157 | details & prices | List price $0.02
Paperback
Book cover for 9780440228004
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Updated edition from Laurel Leaf (January 1, 2001); titled "The Watsons Go to Birmingham -1963"
9780440228004 | details & prices | 210 pages | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.25 lbs | List price $7.99
About: The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780307243171
 
With Levar Burton (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Listening Library (May 10, 2005)
9780307243171 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.25 lbs | List price $19.95
About: The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

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