Sunday, October 19, 2008

Book Review: The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963is the story of an African American family living in Michigan in the 60s. Byron Watson has finally pushed his parents to make good on their threat to send him to live with his grandmother in the deep south. The family makes the trek down in the family car just in time for a historic event that summer.

I really liked the way this book was less about specific historical events and more about a family's feelings and experiences during this time period. I really don't know much about the event described, but it left a powerful effect on my mind.

s-factor: !

A few, but not many.

mrg-factor: none

v-factor: ->
An intense event.

Overall rating: ****

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