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The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963


By Christopher Charles Curtis

Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School
Genre: Fiction
Awards: Newbery, Coretta Scott King Award, Golden Kite
Publisher: Bantam 1997

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A family moves from Flint, Michigan to Birmingham, Alabama, where they experience the historic violent summer during the Civil Rights Movement.

Award Key

Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.