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The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963 (Unabridged), by Christopher Paul Curtis
3.00005028663381 out of 53.00005028663381 out of 53.00005028663381 out of 53.00005028663381 out of 53.00005028663381 out of 5 3.00 (19,885 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Paul Curtis Narrator: LeVar Burton Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, Kenny, and Byron, Kenny's older brother, who at thirteen is an official juvenile delinquent.

When Momma and Dad decide it's time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the amazing Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons set out on a trip like no other. Heading south, they're going to Birmingham, Alabama, and toward one of the darkest moments in America's history.

By turns comic, tragic and touching, this remarkable Newbery Honor work, delightfully performed by LeVar Burton in this unabridged production, will delight listeners young and old as they meet Christopher Paul Curtis, a storyteller of bold ambition and a true and original voice, and his inimitable Watsons.

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Listener Reviews

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Bernini and Juliet | 2/19/2014

    " This is a great book. I read it a long time ago, but there are still parts that I remember, both funny and super sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Cindy | 2/1/2014

    " Loved it, again. Tried to keep track of all the teaching points, but there's just too many. Can hardly wait to expose my kids to this great voice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Christa | 1/31/2014

    " This is the second time I have read this book with 7th grade English classes and I have to say I enjoyed it more than when I read it as a middle school student. It is funny and lighthearted, peppered with strikingly profound thoughts on race, hate, friendship, and family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Mary | 1/25/2014

    " Love books from a child's point of view and love of within a family. It helps me to remember what I felt when I was a young child. I love the thoughts of special showings of family to help protect us from evil. It also reminds me of a time when people in the United States did horrible things to our fellow brothers and sisters because of the color of their skin. May we never see such discrimination of any kind again. "

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About the Author
Author Christopher Paul Curtis

Christopher Paul Curtis made an outstanding debut in children’s literature with The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963. His second novel, Bud, Not Buddy, is the first book ever to receive both the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author Award.