The Watsons Go to Birmingham

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Ranked #4 in Social Studies, Ranked #32 in Chaptersee more rankings.

A hilarious, touching, and tragic novel about civil rights and the impact of violence on one African American family. Narrated by Kenny, 9, the story tells about his middle-class black family, the Watsons of Flint, Michigan, and their trip to Birmingham, Alabama, to visit Grandma. They happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma's church is bombed. less

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Joyce Alene @HeyImjustsayin @SenDougJones I love this book so much. I read it to my youngest child a few years back. It's as meaningful for adults as it is for kids. (Source)

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