Thorndike Press

The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963

  • Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 143283844X
  • ISBN-13: 9781432838447
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .95 lbs ( .43 kgs)
  • 262 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released March 2017



A Newbery Medal Nominee
A Coretta Scott King Award Nominee
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

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.


Customer Reviews

“An exceptional first novel.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed)

“Ribald humor . . . and a totally believable child's view of the world will make this book an instant hit.”

— School Library Journal (starred)