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12 edition of Birmingham, 1963 found in the catalog.

Birmingham, 1963

by Carole Boston Weatherford

  • 368 Want to read
  • 31 Currently reading

Published by Wordsong in Honesdale, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Juvenile Poetry,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction,
  • Children: Grades 4-6,
  • History - United States/20th Century,
  • Poetry - General,
  • Social Science - Politics & Government,
  • People & Places - United States - African-American,
  • Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism,
  • African Americans,
  • Alabama,
  • Birmingham,
  • Bombings,
  • Crimes against,
  • Hate crimes,
  • Poetry

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Pagination39p.
    Number of Pages39
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12369990M
    ISBN 101590784405
    ISBN 109781590784402
    OCLC/WorldCa76183827

    Published in , The Watsons Go to Birmingham— was Christopher Paul Curtis's first book. It won the Newbery Honor, which is pretty much the best prize you can get for children's literature in the United States. Read: this book is amazing. Timing is everything, and in case you missed the title, the story takes place in Curtis debuts with a ten-year-old's lively account of his teenaged brother's ups and downs. Ken tries to make brother Byron out to be a real juvenile delinquent, but he comes across as more of a comic figure: getting stuck to the car when he kisses his image in a frozen side mirror, terrorized by his mother when she catches him playing with matches in the bathroom, earning a shaved head by.

    The Watsons Go to Birmingham— is a Momma original; it's what she titles the little notebook where she plans every minute and dime of their trip.. It might seem like an odd title; after all, the Watsons don't actually go to Birmingham until more than halfway through the book. "In May news photographer Charles Moore was on hand to document the Children's Crusade, a civil rights protest. But the photographs he took that day did more than document an event; they helped change history. His photograph of a trio of African-American teenagers being slammed against a building by a blast of water from a fire hose was especially powerful.

    The Watsons Go To Birmingham Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the The Watsons Go To Birmingham , you will able to read or download in Pdf or ePub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of ore it need a FREE signup process to obtain the book. Praise for The Watsons Go to Birmingham - "Written in a full-throated, hearty voice, this is a perfectly described piece of past imperfect. Curtis's ability to switch from fun and funky to pinpoint-accurate psychological imagery works unusually well.


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Birmingham, 1963 by Carole Boston Weatherford Download PDF EPUB FB2

Birmingham, A poetic tribute to the victims of the racially motivated church bombing that served as a seminal event in the struggle for civil rights. Inthe eyes of the world were on Birmingham, Alabama, a flashpoint for the civil rights movement/5.

Inthe eyes of the world were on Birmingham, Alabama, a flashpoint for the civil rights movement. Birmingham was one of the most segregated cities in the United States. Civil rights demonstrators were met with police dogs and water cannons.5/5(2).

The pictures are riveting. The text is organized by months and is well documented and makes it easy to feel like you were in Birmingham. There is a map of Birmingham in and a map identifying the "Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail." Finally, there are quotes from individuals involved in the Birmingham Movement/5(4).

The Children's Crusade in Birmingham gets its just due in this book, another title in the Captured History series, as the author focuses on a compelling photograph by Charles Moore. Moore was 1963 book the scene when Birmingham firefighters used high /5. Birmingham centers on the con --VOYA Occasionally, a single photograph becomes the emblematic image that Birmingham an era, and this quality series tells the stories of four of those iconic pictures.

Each book places its subject photo in historical context, profiles the photographer, describes --School Library Journal/5(6). A profound and often hilarious account of a black family in Michigan and their (short-lived) visit to Birmingham, Alabama, in The young narrator's voice feels so authentic and the evolution of the sibling dynamics very realistic/5().

Birmingham, is an elegy. But it is also a narrative poem, a historical fiction. But it Birmingham also a narrative poem, a historical fiction. Poetry allows me to conjure images and distill emotions that make the Author: Sylvia Vardell.

The Watsons go to Birmingham— / Christopher Paul Curtis. Summary:The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons,an African American family living in Flint,Michigan,are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of File Size: KB.

Birmingham was one of the most segregated cities in the United States. Civil rights demonstrators were met with police dogs and water cannons. On Sunday, Septemmembers of the Ku Klux Klan planted sticks of dynamite at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, which served as a meeting place for civil rights organizers/5(5).

"The Watsons Go to Birmingham—" is actually a book-within-a-book, beginning as the title of the notebook that Wilona dedicates to the trip south. The book-within-a-book device is a literary tool that is often used to connect a story to reality -- here, as though Kenny had written this book as a journal and named it after his mother's.

The Watsons Go To Birmingham- is a novel about a 9 year old boy named Kenny. When his brother, Byron, keeps getting into mischief and trouble, they decide to all go to Birmingham, Alabama to change his ways for the summer. After driving from Michigan to Birmingham, they arrive at their Grandma’s home/5(39).

The Birmingham Children's Crusade of The pivotal event of the civil rights movement opened the eyes of the nation through the courageous activism of its youngest citizens.

Author. The book called The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis is a historical fiction book. The setting of this novel is placed in the year of /5. Settings There are three main settings in this book; the time of all three settings isduring the Civil Rights Movement.

the first is Flint, Michigan. Flint is the home of the Watson family and is in the north, so most of the Civil Rights drama is avoided there. the second is on the road, in the Brown Bomber. The Birmingham riot of was a civil disorder in Birmingham, Alabama, that was provoked by bombings on the night of The bombings targeted black leaders of the Birmingham campaign, a mass protest for racial justice.

The places bombed were the parsonage of Rev. The Watsons Go to Birmingham - Questions and Answers. The Question and Answer section for The Watsons Go to Birmingham - is a great resource to. The Birmingham campaign, or Birmingham movement, was a movement organized in early by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to bring attention to the integration efforts of African Americans in Birmingham, Alabama.

Led by Martin Luther King Jr., James Bevel, Fred Shuttlesworth and others, the campaign of nonviolent direct action culminated in widely publicized Caused by: Racial segregation in.

A funny novel with a devastating emotional punch. Read Common Sense Media's The Watsons Go to Birmingham review, age rating, and parents guide.5/5.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham By:Christopher PaulCurtis If you're looking for a great book that you never want toput down, The Watsons Go to Birmingham is perfect. It is written by Christopher Paul Curtis.

It's full of adventure, comedy, and tragedy. This book is based on the life of a black family in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement/5(6). The Newbery Honor-winning American classic, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, celebrates 20 years with this anniversary edition featuring a special letter.

United States. State Vermont (15) Nevada (8) New York () West Virginia (14) South Carolina (29) New Mexico (19) Birmingham, Alabama Ketchikan, Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Kenai Peninsula, Alaska .The Watsons Go to Birmingham - is a YA historical fiction novel by American writer Christopher Paul Curtis, published in The story centres on the Watsons, an African-American family living in Flint, Michigan in and is narrated by ten-year-old Kenny Watson.About Birmingham, A poetic tribute to the victims of the racially motivated church bombing that served as a seminal event in the struggle for civil rights.

Inthe eyes of the world were on Birmingham, Alabama, a flashpoint for the civil rights movement.