Reviews for Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 : Library Edition

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

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