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Extended Audio Sample The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis Click for printable size audiobook cover
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Paul Curtis Narrator: LeVar Burton Publisher: Penguin Random House 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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Quotes & Awards

  • An exceptional first novel. Publishers Weekly, Starred, Boxed Review
  • Superb . . . a warmly memorable evocation of an African American family. The Horn Book Magazine, Starred
  • Marvelous . . . both comic and deeply moving. The New York Times Book Review
  • Ribald humor . . . and a totally believable child's view of the world will make this book an instant hit. School Library Journal, Starred
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