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Publisher Description

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

GENRE
Kids & Young Adults
NARRATOR
LB
LeVar Burton
LENGTH
04:54
hr min
RELEASED
2000
July 5
PUBLISHER
Listening Library (Audio)
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
256.6
MB

Customer Reviews

MeechCT ,

Hilarious!

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!

DAS1969 ,

Awesome

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

UtahBoaters ,

Awesome

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

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