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The Resource The Watsons go to Birmingham : 1963, Christopher Paul Curtis

The Watsons go to Birmingham : 1963, Christopher Paul Curtis

Label
The Watsons go to Birmingham : 1963
Title
The Watsons go to Birmingham
Title remainder
1963
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Paul Curtis
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of added commentary
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about an unforgettable family on a road-trip during one of the most important times in the civil rights movement. When the Watson family--ten-year-old Kenny, Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron--sets out on a trip south to visit Grandma in Birmingham, Alabama, they don't realize that they're heading toward one of the darkest moments in America's history. The Watsons' journey reminds us that even in the hardest times, laughter and family can help us get through anything. Includes bonus content
Awards note
Newbery Medal, 1996; Coretta Scott King Honor, 1996
Cataloging source
YDX
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Curtis, Christopher Paul
Dewey number
  • 813.54
  • [Fic]
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Woodson, Jacqueline
  • Johnson, Varian
  • DiCamillo, Kate
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American families
  • African American grandmothers
  • Automobile travel
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, Birmingham, Ala., 1963
  • Birmingham (Ala.)
  • Flint (Mich.)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Watsons go to Birmingham : 1963, Christopher Paul Curtis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, in 1995
  • Bonus content includes a new foreword and afterword from the author; a map of the Watsons' journey; reproductions of original manuscript pages and a letter from the Newbery committee; and personal essays celebrating the book's legacy by Jacqueline Woodson, Varian Johnson, and Kate DiCamillo
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
  • 25th anniversary edition.
  • Yearling anniversary edition.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780593306499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1140683858
  • (OCoLC)1140683858
  • 2075325
Label
The Watsons go to Birmingham : 1963, Christopher Paul Curtis
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, in 1995
  • Bonus content includes a new foreword and afterword from the author; a map of the Watsons' journey; reproductions of original manuscript pages and a letter from the Newbery committee; and personal essays celebrating the book's legacy by Jacqueline Woodson, Varian Johnson, and Kate DiCamillo
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
  • 25th anniversary edition.
  • Yearling anniversary edition.
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780593306499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1140683858
  • (OCoLC)1140683858
  • 2075325

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