This would be perfect to listen to on a family road trip or over summer vacation. It is enjoyable for adults and kids love it! I teach 6th through 8th grade. The 6th graders couldn't get enough, yet the older kids appreciated the deeper themes about family.
Great story during a time of southern racism. However the story seems more a story of childhood and shares common themes of all people. Relationships in families and kindness to those less fortunate are what we hope to give our children and next generation of children. Happy my child has this on his reading list this year! I am delighted to be able to share in conversations with him about this story.
This book is amazing I thought it might be a little boring but not at all this has got to be one of my favorite books.I really loved the reader his voice was not to slow but not fast his voice was very calming.I disliked nothing about about this book. I gave this 5 stars because it so fun and interesting to read. I totally recommend you reading this book because I promise you will love!
Byron getting his lips stuck.
The Weird Watsons Go to Birmingham
This was a good book. Read it with my fifth graders and they love it.
Yes, I have listened to this several times every few years.
I loved the mother. She had a big heart and still made mistakes. There were no perfect characters but the parents' concern, love, and frustration came through in the writing.
I read this book many, many full moons ago and loved it. I listened to a sample piece and was hooked. L.B. gave the story a new perspective and when I closed my eyes to listen I felt the cold of Flint and the emotions of being tricked yet again by my older brother.
This book brought reality to the bombing in Montgomery Alabama. you fell in Love with Joella and you know her as a little sister who you are responsible for not because your told to do it but because you adore her. This book pulls you in.
If you are part of a family that is not perfect and have close ties to each other, you will love this book and get a history lesson in the process.