Christopher Paul Curtis’ The Watsons go to Birmingham –1963 follows ten-year-old Kenny and his family from Flint, MI as they drive down to Birmingham, AL during the tense summer of 1963. Birmingham is embroiled in the fight for civil rights, and the Watsons face this dark time with determination, love, and a sense of humor. The Watsons go to Birmingham –1963 was the winner of both the 1996 Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor awards. This great story is now being brought to television by the Hallmark Channel. Read or listen to the book, and then watch the movie on September 20.