Christopher Paul Curtis to Discuss THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963 with Nic Stone via Crowdcast (11/5)

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Christopher Paul Curtis, author of THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963 (Yearling), will be in conversation with Nic Stone at a virtual event hosted by Loyalty Books (Washington, DC) via Crowdcast on Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 pm (ET). Donations will go to Black Lives Matter DC.

Random House Children’s Books celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of Christopher Paul Curtis’ award-winning THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM—1963 with a special gift book edition. Complete with additional content that includes a new foreword and afterword from the author, manuscript pages, and personal essays from award-winning authors, this new edition of the title that Jacqueline Woodson called “one of the best novels EVER” will appeal to adult fans of the book, educators, librarians, and today’s generation of young readers.

When the Watsons—ten-year-old Kenny, Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron—set 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. Their journey reminds us that even in the hardest times, laughter and family can help us get through anything.

Christopher Paul Curtis won the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award for his bestselling second novel, Bud, Not Buddy. His first novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963, was also singled out for many awards and has been a bestseller in hardcover and paperback. His most recent novels for Random House include The Mighty Miss Malone, Mr. Chickee’s Messy Mission, Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money, and Bucking the Sarge. He lives with his family in Windsor, Ontario.

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Posted: November 3, 2020