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The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Christopher Paul Curtis

Narrated By: LeVar Burton

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: July 2000

Duration: 5 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about an unforgettable family on a road-trip during one of the most important times in the civil rights movement.

When the Watson family—ten-year-old Kenny, Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron—sets out on a trip south to visit Grandma in Birmingham, Alabama, they don’t realize that they’re heading toward one of the darkest moments in America’s history. The Watsons’ journey reminds us that even in the hardest times, laughter and family can help us get through anything.
 
'A modern classic.' —NPR

“Marvelous . . . both comic and deeply moving.” —The New York Times

'One of the best novels EVER.' —Jacqueline Woodson, Newbery Honor and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming

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  • Steve Robertson

    A nice read. A great book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • Lya Snell

    Excellent read!!! This was the required reading for my daughter's English class, and the audio book with the narrator helped her so much!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • Mindy

    Somehow I missed the fact that this book might have been intended for kids or young adults. I am glad that I didn't know because I probably would have passed on this book if I had. I don't review books often, so it's got to be really good or bad for me to take the time. This one....really good. Everything: story, narrator, history, emotion, this book has it all. It deals with complex situations often with humor and always through the eyes of a little 10 year old kid. Please read this book. You will not be sorry.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Genevieve DeBree

    It is a very clever book. My daughter (11 years) and I found ourselves laughing out loud. I also like the fact that it provided insight for her into that period of our history. Highly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Toya C

    Well I haven't finished but so far I can't stop Laughing!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Csilla Kovats Megyesi

    This book is great! I could not listen to it without laughing. I could listen to it over and over again.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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