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The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963

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New York : Delacorte Press, 1995.
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210 pages ; 22 cm.
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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
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The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.
Newbery Honor book, 1996.
Coretta Scott King Honor book, 1996.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Curtis, C. P. (1995). The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963. New York: Delacorte Press.

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Curtis, Christopher Paul. 1995. The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963. New York: Delacorte Press.

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Curtis, Christopher Paul, The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963. New York: Delacorte Press, 1995.

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Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963. New York: Delacorte Press, 1995. Print.

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