The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
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... show more
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.
Publish date: December 12th 2000
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Pages no: 210
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
, African American
The Watsons Go to Birmingham is the story about the Watson family's trip to Birmingham, Alabama during the time of the Civil Rights Movement. Throughout the journey, the family learns a lot about each other, growing up, and racism. The book received a Lexile score of 1000L, making it suitable for mo...
The Watsons go to Birmingham seems like it would be a good book to incorporate Reading and Social Studies. I have not read the book but for some reason, I remember my mom referencing the book when I was in her 5th grade classroom. The book is about a family that lives in Michigan and ends up moving ...
The Watson's Go To Birmingham would be a great story to read in fifth grade. It teaches a great history lesson about how segregation, and racism was during the Civil Rights Movement in the south.
warming up the old car in Detroit. . . this book was hilarious and yet so sobering in the end. Much better than his Newbery winner!
Kenny is a child always in trouble, or getting into trouble. This reminds me of stories my father use to tell about being sent to the south especially when you were behaving badly for the summer. (Also, my father was sent back to the North due to his behavior down South one summer.) Unfortunately, d...