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THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM--1963

by | Read by Levar Burton

Children • 5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1995

Written in 1995, Christopher Paul Curtis captures the Watson family in 1963 as a timepiece. Curtis's story is a strong one with humor, tragedy and family life finely interwoven. Portraying the African-American family living in Flint, Michigan, Levar Burton needs to recreate an era more than 30 years ago. Burton doesn't quite manage to make us believe this is a family of the '60's. The epilogue directed to a young audience has an important message for listeners putting the story of the Watsons in historic perspective. R.F.W. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB 97]

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Formats

Retail pak • Random House Audio • 1996

CS ISBN 0553477862 $18.99 • Four cassettes

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