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The Watsons Go to Birmingham -1963

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 33,574 Ratings and 3,654 Reviews

Book Description
The year is 1963, and self-important Byron Watson is the bane of his younger brother Kenny's existence. Constantly in trouble for one thing or another, from straightening his hair into a "conk" to lighting fires to freezing his lips to the mirror of the new family car, Byron finally pushes his family too far. Before this "official juvenile delinquent" can cut school or steal change one more t... More
Book Information
PublisherBantam Audio Publishing Group
BindingAudio Cassette (41 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of PagesN/A
ISBN-100553477862
ISBN-13978-0553477863
Publication Date10/01/1996
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About Christopher Paul Curtis (Author) : Christopher Paul Curtis is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Christopher Paul Curtis include Bud, Not Buddy (Unabridged), Watsons Go to Bir... more
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About Levar Burton (Narrator, Reader) : Levar Burton is a published narrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Levar Burton include The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, Conversations Wi... more
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12/24/2015 Karen Lemmons tagged as: I recommend, I read

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4/2/2013 J.Anthony Yuse tagged as: I recommend

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12/14/2011 Alyssa Rixe

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12/27/2009 Jamie Ryckman tagged as: Inspired me

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11/16/2009 jacklyn curb said:
A family is taking their oldest son to live with his grandmother in Birmingham. While they are there, they experience the South and the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church being blown up. The book has a great mixture of drama and comic relief, which is greatly needed through some of the hard stuff. The ... more

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9/19/2009 Nicole Redmond said: This book totally took me by surprise...not sure what that means...but I didn't like it - the ending, that's why I don't like it.
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6/23/2009 julia b tagged as: I recommend, I read

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2/3/2009 Lisa Knasiak said: Wonderfully written.
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12/22/2008 Cathy Voelker said: Amazing book. Excellent for teaching cross-curricular skills and content.
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12/2/2008 Tim O'Neill tagged as: I read

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9/1/2008 Karen Ehrhardt tagged as: I recommend

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6/15/2008 Samantha Tai said: I loved this book. I think it was one of the best books I've listened to on audio.
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3/17/2008 Siri Feeney said:
Anything by Christopher Paul Curtis is going to be a mix of entertaining and way deep. He gets you laughing, feeling warm and fuzzy, then hits you with a jolt of the flip side. He's one of the best writers anywhere, and certainly one of the best muses. I like all his books, but two other favori... more

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8/31/2007 Elizabeth Bluemle tagged as: I Read

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