The Watsons Go to Birmingham -- 1963 Author:Christopher Paul Curtis Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. — There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who's thirteen and an "official juvenile delinquent." When Momma and Dad decide it's time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the ... more »amazing Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons set out on a trip like no other. They're heading south. They're going to Birminghman, Alabama, toward one of the darkest moments in America's history. « less
This is a wonderful book. I know it is rated for young adult reading, but is great reading for adult also. This is the story of a close knit family who want to go visit Grandma in Alabama, in 1968 it isn't the best time for them to be there. This is funny, there are lots of smiles in this book. Eye opening to see thru the eyes of the Watson family how peolple were treated in this era. You'll be glad you met this Watson family in this read. I am.