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The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963 (Unabridged)

by Christopher Paul Curtis

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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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This book is hilarious! It starts out Byron was kissing his reflection in the cars frozen mirror and his face gets stuck!


The best book I've ever heard. (literally)


This book is wonderful! My 6th grader actually begged to listen to this story on the drive to and from school. Even my "too cool" 14 year old loved it. I would recommend this book for anyone that has reluctant readers! It's great for grown ups, too!

Christopher Paul Curtis, The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963 (Unabridged)
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  • Narrator: LeVar Burton
  • Published: 2003

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