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The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963

by Christopher Paul Curtis

A wonderful middle-grade novel narrated by Kenny, 9, about his middle-class black family, the Weird  Watsons of Flint, Michigan. When Kenny's  13-year-old brother, Byron, gets to be too much trouble,  they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma,...

A wonderful middle-grade novel narrated by Kenny, 9, about his middle-class black family, the Weird  Watsons of Flint, Michigan. When Kenny's  13-year-old brother, 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.

Paperback - 210 pages - $7.99
ISBN: 044022800X (ISBN13: 9780440228004)
Published Dec 12, 2000 by Laurel Leaf
First published 1995

requested by

Mr. Scott (Third Grade Teacher)

at Tindley Renaissance Academy, Indianapolis, IN

Here since Aug 13, 2018

Open requests - 12 Books received - 12

I am in my third year of teaching elementary; my 1st year I taught 2nd, then moved to an art position for half the year and finally to third. I teach at a school serving over 75% of low-income families.

I am working on a goal for my students to reach 1,000 books by the end of their third grade year.

why I requested this book

As I teach at an elementary school, it is important that students read things by children their age and children who look like them. I believe this will...

As I teach at an elementary school, it is important that students read things by children their age and children who look like them. I believe this will encourage my students to do things bigger and better even at their age.

the class

My class is just beginning third grade. They are coming to me with a low ELA ability and I want to help build that up which I can do through reading.

My class is just beginning third grade. They are coming to me with a low ELA ability and I want to help build that up which I can do through reading.

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