The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

By Christopher Paul Curtis

From its hilarious opening chapters to its shattering conclusion, The Watsons Go to Birmingham is a compelling novel that brings to life an African-American family. It draws together everyday events in such a way as to send the Watsons on a journey to Birmingham that will change them forever. The depiction of devastating events in Birmingham integrates the dichotomy of familial love and stability with the racial strife of the 1960s.

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