The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis


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It tells the story of a loving African-American family living in the town of Flint, Michigan, in 1963. When the oldest son (Byron) begins to get into a bit of trouble, the parents decide he should spend the summer and possibly the next school year with Grandma Sands in Birmingham, Alabama.

  • Book Cover Type: Paperback
  • ISBN : 9786226839518
  • Language(s) : Persian (Farsi)
  • Persian Title: کتاب واتسون ها به بیرمنگام می روند اثر کریستوفر پل کورتیس

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham

The Book “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” is written by Christopher Paul Curtis. Christopher Paul Curtis (born May 10, 1953) is an American children’s books author. He is known for the Newbery Medal-winning Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963. The latter was adapted for a TV movie of the same name, which aired on the Hallmark Channel in 2013. Christopher Paul Curtis was born in Flint, Michigan, on May 10, 1953, to Dr. Herman Elmer Curtis, a chiropodist and factory worker/supervisor, and Leslie Jane Curtis, an educator. Curtis attended Dewey Elementary, Clark Elementary, Pierce Elementary (in the Academically Gifted Program), Whittier Junior High School, and McKinley Junior High School of the Flint Public School System. In 1967, he was the first African-American student to be elected to the student council in the school’s 32-year history. He graduated from Flint Southwestern High School in 1972 at the age of 19. Returning to college after working for years, he graduated from the University of Michigan–Flint in 2000. The summer after graduating from high school, Curtis became a member of a Lansing-based theatrical/musical group called Suitcase Theater. The group was directed by Powell Lindsay and performed musical numbers and the works of Langston Hughes. The group performed in Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Canada, and the United States.

Handling time7 Days
Book Cover TypePaperback
Suitable forAdults
Language(s)Persian (Farsi)
Weight185 Gram
AuthorChristopher Paul Curtis
Persian Titleکتاب واتسون ها به بیرمنگام می روند اثر کریستوفر پل کورتیس
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