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The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963 : a novel
Christopher Paul Curtis
Children's Fiction CURTIS

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Grace said:
I read this book once when I was about twelve or thirteen and enjoyed it. I read this book a couple weeks ago and understood it. This book is side-splittingly funny, incredibly sad, and uplifting. It is a story of a black family who takes a road trip to Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 and find themselves in the midst of the Civil Rights turmoil. In addition to its powerful message about racism and its horrific-ness, the love that this one family has for each other, and their ups and downs shines throughout the book.
posted Oct 9, 2006 at 10:05AM
Grace said:
I read this book once when I was about twelve or thirteen and enjoyed it. I read this book a couple weeks ago and understood it. This book is side-splittingly funny, incredibly sad, and uplifting. It is a story of a black family who takes a road trip to Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 and find themselves in the midst of the Civil Rights turmoil. In addition to its powerful message about racism and its horrific-ness, the love that this one family has for each other, and their ups and downs shines throughout the book.
posted Oct 9, 2006 at 10:05AM
Anime said:
Story about Paul Curtis' childhood, base on real life mixed with fiction, Awasome and humirous!
posted Feb 20, 2007 at 6:48PM
Avatar for bookworm912 bookworm912 said:
This book is really funny and really touching. It makes you realize that African-Americans were really treated unfairly. At first it surprised me at how many people were racist back then. I’m just glad that that’s all over and now skin color doesn’t matter!
posted Aug 5, 2009 at 5:56PM
Avatar for doglover101 doglover101 said:
this book was ok. I had to read it for school so i did not really have a choice. but some parts were kinda funny.
posted Aug 21, 2009 at 3:46PM
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Has a werid family; constantly gets in trouble for doing bad things; family decides to send him to his strict grandmother in Alabama for the summer to straighten him out.



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