The Watson's go to Birmingham follows the world of Kenny and his family, the Watsons of Flint, Michigan. When a visit to grandma is due, Dad comes home with the amazing ultra-glide, and the Watsons head out a trip like no other-they're heading south, to Birmingham, in 1963. Comic, tragic, and touching, this Newbery Honor Book is an American young adult classic. 210 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
A wonderful middle-grade novel narrated by Kenny, 9, about his middle-class black family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. When Kenny's 13-year-old brother, 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.
Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan, and grew up there. Bud, Not Buddy, his second novel, winner of the 2000 Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author Award, is available in a Delacorte hardcover edition.
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