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 1963.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about an unforgettable family on a road-trip during one of the most important times in the civil rights movement. When the Watson family'ten-year-old Kenny, Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron'sets out on a trip south to visit Grandma in Birmingham, Alabama, they don't realize that they're heading toward one of the darkest moments in America's history. The Watsons' journey reminds us that even in the hardest times, laughter and family can help us get through anything. "A modern classic." 'NPR'Marvelous . . . both comic and deeply moving.' 'The New York Times"One of the best novels EVER." 'Jacqueline Woodson, Newbery Honor and National Book Award'winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming