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

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A 1996 Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor book, this comic tale, narrated by a 10-year-old boy, describes an eccentric family's unwitting trip South to visit Grandma‘during one of the stormiest times of the Civil Rights movement. PW's boxed, starred review called it "an exceptional first novel." Ages 10-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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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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