Reviews for Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963


AudioFile Reviews 1997 February
Written in 1995, Christopher Paul Curtis captures the Watson family in 1963 as a timepiece. Curtis's story is a strong one with humor, tragedy and family life finely interwoven. Portraying the African-American family living in Flint, Michigan, Levar Burton needs to recreate an era more than 30 years ago. Burton doesn't quite manage to make us believe this is a family of the '60's. The epilogue directed to a young audience has an important message for listeners putting the story of the Watsons in historic perspective. R.F.W Copyright 1999 AudioFile Reviews

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BookPage Reviews 1997 February
The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 (BDD Audio, $18.99, 0553477862), Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Honor book, will delight and inform young listeners as they travel south with the Watson family to visit Grandma in Alabama and head toward a very dark moment in American history. LeVar Burton performs this unabridged audio.Reviewed by Sukey Howard. Copyright 1998 BookPage Reviews

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