Book Talk: Christopher Paul Curtis In Conversation with Jason Reynolds via civilrightsmuseum.org (3/2)
Christopher Paul Curtis, author of THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963 (Yearling), will be in conversation with author Jason Reynolds at a virtual Book Talk event hosted by the National Civil Rights Museum via civilrightsmuseum.org on Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00 (ET).
THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963 is a coming-of-age, moral reckoning story of a young family traveling in the South. When the Watson family—ten-year-old Kenny, Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron—sets out on a trip south to visit Grandma in Birmingham, Alabama, they don’t realize that they’re heading toward one of the darkest moments in America’s history. The Watsons’ journey reminds us that even in the hardest times, laughter and family can help us get through anything.
Christopher Paul Curtis’ THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963 is one of the most highly acclaimed first novels for young readers in recent years. It was singled out for many awards, among them a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor, and has been a bestseller in hardcover and paperback. Christopher grew up in Flint, Michigan. After high school he began working on the assembly line at the Fisher Body Flint Plant No. 1 while attending the Flint branch of the University of Michigan. He is now a full-time writer. He lives with his family in Detroit
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