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Inez

Detroit, MI, USA

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  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated By LeVar Burton
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (89)

    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 with the 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 in America's history.

    Melissa says: "Required reading but not too bad"
    "A book for all Seasons"
    Overall

    Excellent book. A great depiction of life in the 1960's. I called my grandchildren - who range in age from 7 to 13, and live in Chicago - to tell them about the wonderful book that I found and that we could cuddle in bed with a bowl of popcorn and listen to. I am going to visit for Easter and can't wait for the joy of listening again with them. Christopher Paul Curtis is an excellent storyteller and with LeVar Burton narrating, it was sheer joy. Coincidentally, when I told my eleven year old granddaughter about the book, she became very excited. It seems that her teacher had just that day recommended it to her to read.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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