The Main Library closes at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 16.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
(OverDrive Listen, OverDrive MP3 Audiobook)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(18)
4 star
 
(2)
3 star
 
(3)
2 star
 
(2)
1 star
 
(1)
Published:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2000
Format:
OverDrive Listen, OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Edition:
Unabridged
Status:
Checked Out
Description
The Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott Award Winner.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, and brother Byron, who's thirteen and an "official juvenile delinquent."When Byron gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma's church is blown up.AN ALA TOP TEN BEST BOOKAN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOKAN IRA YOUNG ADULT'S CHOICEA NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW BEST BOOKNAMED TO MULTIPLE STATE AWARD LISTS"Every so often a book becomes a modern classic almost as soon as it arrives on bookshelves. That happened in the mid-'90s when Christopher Paul Curtis released his first book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963." —NPRFrom the Hardcover edition.
Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Street Date:
07/05/2000
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780739330593
Reading Level:
MG
Level 5, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
920
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Christopher Paul Curtis. (2000). The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Christopher Paul Curtis. 2000. The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Christopher Paul Curtis, The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2000.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Christopher Paul Curtis. The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2000.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection20

There is 1 hold on this title.

Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
bf0d85a6-c652-93fc-0278-61217d1329cf
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Apr 29, 2014 19:51:19
Date Updated:
Nov 16, 2017 03:21:16
Last Metadata Check:
Nov 17, 2019 08:57:19
Last Metadata Change:
Nov 17, 2019 06:49:57
Last Availability Check:
Nov 17, 2019 08:57:20
Last Availability Change:
Nov 06, 2019 07:47:48
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Nov 16, 2019 23:28:22

OverDrive Product Record

id
e2bd9571-cb75-490c-acb1-cc2a6601aebe
primaryCreator
    • name: Christopher Paul Curtis
    • role: Author
starRating
4.3
title
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
crossRefId
114619
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • value: 9780807217771
      • type: ISBN
sortTitle
Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963
images
    • cover300Wide:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/E2B/D95/71/{E2BD9571-CB75-490C-ACB1-CC2A6601AEBE}Img400.jpg
    • cover:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{E2BD9571-CB75-490C-ACB1-CC2A6601AEBE}Img100.jpg
    • thumbnail:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{E2BD9571-CB75-490C-ACB1-CC2A6601AEBE}Img200.jpg
    • cover150Wide:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/E2B/D95/71/{E2BD9571-CB75-490C-ACB1-CC2A6601AEBE}Img150.jpg
dateAdded
2014-04-29T11:51:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • account:
          • id: 1351
          • name: Nashville Public Library (TN)
      • type: text/html
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=239&titleID=114619
mediaType
Audiobook
formats
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780553750577
            • type: 8
            • value: 9780739330593
            • type: ISBN
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • identifiers:
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780553750577
            • type: 8
            • value: 9780739330593
            • type: ISBN
      • name: OverDrive Listen

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: TheWatsonsGotoBirmingham-19639780739330593
      • partCount: 4
      • fileSize: 141773604
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780553750577
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780739330593
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 10/31/2006
      • samples:
            • source: Introduction
            • formatType: audiobook-wma
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-25/1191-1/114619-TheWatsonsGoToBirmingham1963.wma
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/114619-TheWatsonsGoToBirmingham1963.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=E2BD9571-CB75-490C-ACB1-CC2A6601AEBE&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: TheWatsonsGotoBirmingham-19639780739330593
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 141592867
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780553750577
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780739330593
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 07/05/2000
      • samples:
            • source: Introduction
            • formatType: audiobook-wma
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-25/1191-1/114619-TheWatsonsGoToBirmingham1963.wma
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/114619-TheWatsonsGoToBirmingham1963.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=E2BD9571-CB75-490C-ACB1-CC2A6601AEBE&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Curtis, Christopher Paul
      • bioText: Christopher Paul Curtis is the author of the Newbery Honor–winning The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963.
      • name: Christopher Paul Curtis
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Burton, LeVar
      • name: LeVar Burton
imprint
Listening Library (Audio)
publishDate
2000-07-05T00:00:00-04:00
edition
Unabridged
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
fullDescription
The Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott Award Winner.
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, and brother Byron, who's thirteen and an "official juvenile delinquent."
When Byron gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma's church is blown up.
AN ALA TOP TEN BEST BOOK
AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK
AN IRA YOUNG ADULT'S CHOICE
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW BEST BOOK
NAMED TO MULTIPLE STATE AWARD LISTS
"Every so often a book becomes a modern classic almost as soon as it arrives on bookshelves. That happened in the mid-'90s when Christopher Paul Curtis released his first book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963." —NPR
From the Hardcover edition.
gradeLevels
      • value: Grade 7
      • value: Grade 8
      • value: Grade 9
      • value: Grade 10
      • value: Grade 11
      • value: Grade 12
popularity
2419
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/L1BFAIAAA2J/products/e2bd9571-cb75-490c-acb1-cc2a6601aebe/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
e2bd9571-cb75-490c-acb1-cc2a6601aebe
starRating
4.4
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{E2BD9571-CB75-490C-ACB1-CC2A6601AEBE}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{E2BD9571-CB75-490C-ACB1-CC2A6601AEBE}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/E2B/D95/71/{E2BD9571-CB75-490C-ACB1-CC2A6601AEBE}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/E2B/D95/71/{E2BD9571-CB75-490C-ACB1-CC2A6601AEBE}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: African American Fiction
      • value: Juvenile Fiction
      • value: Historical Fiction
publishDateText
07/05/2000
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9780807217771
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription
The Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott Award Winner.
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, and brother Byron, who's thirteen and an "official juvenile delinquent."
When Byron gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma's church is blown up.
AN ALA TOP TEN BEST BOOK
AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK
AN IRA YOUNG ADULT'S CHOICE
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW BEST BOOK
NAMED TO MULTIPLE STATE AWARD LISTS
"Every so often a book becomes a modern classic almost as soon as it arrives on bookshelves. That happened in the mid-'90s when Christopher Paul Curtis released his first...
sortTitle
Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963
crossRefId
114619
awards
      • source: American Library Association
      • value: Newbery Honor Book
      • source: American Library Association
      • value: Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book
      • source: Association for Library Service to Children
      • value: Notable Children's Books
      • source: Young Adult Library Services Association
      • value: Best Fiction for Young Adults
publisher
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group