The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 (Playaway)
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 (Playaway)
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Annotation: The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African-American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.
Catalog Number: #528019
Format: Playaway
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Playaway
Copyright Date: 2007
Edition Date: 2007
Pages: 1 sound media player (ca. 4 hr., 45 min.)
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7393-7565-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-7393-7565-5
Dewey: Fic
Dimensions: 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Language: English
Interest Level: 5-9
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 withthe 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 inAmerica's history.By turns comic, tragic, and touching, this remarkable Newbery Honor work, delightfullyperformed by LeVar Burton in this unabridged production, will delight listeners young andold as they meet Christopher Paul Curtis, a storyteller of bold ambition and a true andoriginal voice and his inimitable Watsons.Christopher Paul Curtis is the bestselling author of Bud, Not Buddy, winnerof the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award, among many otherhonors. Christopher Paul Curtis grew up in Flint, Michigan. After high school,he began working on the assembly line at Fisher Body Flint Plant No. 1 whileattending the Flint branch of the University of Michigan, where he beganwriting essays and fiction. He is now a full-time writer. Look for Bud, NotBuddy on audio from Listening Library.LeVar Burton played Kunte Kinte in the acclaimed mini-series Roots. Hestarred in both Star Trek: The Next Generation films as Lt. Commander GeordiLaForge, the role he made famous on television. Other credits include aregular role on the CBS series Christy, and he serves as host and contributingproducer of the Emmy Award®-winning children's program Reading Rainbow.

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Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. Theres Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, Kenny, and Byron, Kennys older brother, who, at thirteen, is an official juvenile delinquent. When Momma and Dad decide its 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, theyre going to Birmingham, Alabama, and toward one of the darkest moments in Americas 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. Christopher Paul Curtis is the bestselling author of Bud, Not Buddy, winner of the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award, among many other honors.


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