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The Watsons Go to Birmingham

(1995)
A novel by

 
Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel (nominee)
The year is 1963, and self-important Byron Watson is the bane of his younger brother Kenny's existence. Constantly in trouble for one thing or another, from straightening his hair into a "conk" to lighting fires to freezing his lips to the mirror of the new family car, Byron finally pushes his family too far. Before this "official juvenile delinquent" can cut school or steal change one more time, Momma and Dad finally make good on their threat to send him to the deep south to spend the summer with his tiny, strict grandmother. Soon the whole family is packed up, ready to make the drive from Flint, Michigan, straight into one of the most chilling moments in America's history: the burning of the Sixteenth Avenue Baptist Church with four little girls inside.

Christopher Paul Curtis's alternately hilarious and deeply moving novel, winner of the Newbery Honor and the Coretta Scott King Honor, blends the fictional account of an African American family with the factual events of the violent summer of 1963. Fourth grader Kenny is an innocent and sincere narrator; his ingenuousness lends authenticity to the story and invites readers of all ages into his world, even as it changes before his eyes. Curtis is also the acclaimed author of Bud, Not Buddy, winner of the Newbery Medal. (Ages 9 to 12) --Emilie Coulter

 
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Hardback Editions

June 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: HRW Library: Individual Leveled Reader The Watsons Go to Birmingham
Author(s): RINEHART AND WINSTON HOLT
ISBN: 0-03-054789-X / 978-0-03-054789-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON
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April 2009 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 1-4395-2106-9 / 978-1-4395-2106-9 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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October 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 1-4395-6413-2 / 978-1-4395-6413-4 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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December 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 (HRW Library (Holt))
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 1-4189-1218-2 / 978-1-4189-1218-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holt McDougal
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December 2000 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Watsons Go To Birmingham--1963 (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-613-85111-0 / 978-0-613-85111-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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September 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-7862-2741-9 / 978-0-7862-2741-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 1997 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Watsons Go To Birmingham--1963 (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-613-03494-5 / 978-0-613-03494-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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November 1997 : USA Turtleback
Title: Watsons Go to Birmingham-- 1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-606-10993-5 / 978-0-606-10993-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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September 1997 : USA Library Binding
Title: Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-7807-7733-6 / 978-0-7807-7733-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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June 1997 : UK Hardback
Title: The Watsons go to Birmingham
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 1-85881-484-7 / 978-1-85881-484-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Childrens
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May 1996 : USA Hardback
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-385-31737-9 / 978-0-385-31737-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Books
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September 1995 : USA Hardback
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 (Newbery Honor Book)
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-385-32175-9 / 978-0-385-32175-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-385-38294-4 / 978-0-385-38294-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Guided Reading Books (5 Books) : The Watsons Go to Birmingham (Guided Reading, Classroom Library)
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 1-4895-4181-0 / 978-1-4895-4181-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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April 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-7862-6406-3 / 978-0-7862-6406-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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December 2000 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-440-22800-X / 978-0-440-22800-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
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May 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: The Watsons Go To Birmingham 1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-8072-8335-5 / 978-0-8072-8335-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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May 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-440-22836-0 / 978-0-440-22836-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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September 1997 : USA Paperback
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-440-41412-1 / 978-0-440-41412-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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1998 : USA Paperback
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-590-69014-0 / 978-0-590-69014-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
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1998 : USA Paperback
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-590-03238-0 / 978-0-590-03238-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
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February 1997 : USA Paperback
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-440-41431-8 / 978-0-440-41431-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
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June 1997 : UK Paperback
Title: The Watsons go to Birmingham
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 1-85881-479-0 / 978-1-85881-479-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Childrens
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Audio Editions

May 2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-307-24317-6 / 978-0-307-24317-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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July 2003 : USA Audio CD
Title: Watsons Go to Birmin (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-8072-1777-8 / 978-0-8072-1777-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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May 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
Author(s): LeVar Burton
ISBN: 0-8072-0880-9 / 978-0-8072-0880-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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October 1996 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham -1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN: 0-553-47786-2 / 978-0-553-47786-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: Yearling
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November 2001 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
Author(s): Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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