Sunday, June 05, 2005

Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963

Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Watsons go to Birmingham - 1963. Laurel-Leaf, 1995 [0-440-2280-x]
Kenny and his African-Amercian live in Detroit in the 1960s. He, his brother and sister have their usual struggles of family life. His older brother is getting into a lot of trouble so the parents decide to take him to live with his grandmother in Birmingham for the summer. While they are there, the sister goes to Sunday School on the day and at the place of the infamous Birmingham bombing. The family leaves Birmingham the next day and go home to Detroit where they all deal with the bombing in their own way. This is a touching picture of family life in the 1960s. The historical bombing part of the book only takes a few pages so don't select it as a piece of historical fiction about the bombing. This 210 page book is a multiple award winner.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

this book is asome

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