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Author Curtis, Christopher Paul, author.

Title The Watsons go to Birmingham : 1963 / Christopher Paul Curtis.

Publication Info. New York : Yearling, 2020.


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Edition 25th anniversary edition.
Yearling anniversary edition.
Description 237 pages : map ; 18 cm
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Note Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, in 1995.
Bonus content includes a new foreword and afterword from the author; a map of the Watsons' journey; reproductions of original manuscript pages and a letter from the Newbery committee; and personal essays celebrating the book's legacy by Jacqueline Woodson, Varian Johnson, and Kate DiCamillo.
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. Includes bonus content.
Subject African American families -- Juvenile fiction.
African American grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Automobile travel -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Racism -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, Birmingham, Ala., 1963 -- Juvenile fiction.
Birmingham (Ala.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Flint (Mich.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Social problem fiction.
Added Author Woodson, Jacqueline, writer of added commentary.
Johnson, Varian, writer of added commentary.
DiCamillo, Kate, writer of added commentary.
ISBN 9780593306499 (paperback)
059330649X (paperback)

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