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Kid reviews for The Watsons Go to Birmingham Common Sense says A funny novel with a devastating emotional punch. Based on our expert review. Based on 24 reviews. Based on 66 reviews. Add your rating. Parents say 24 Kids say Kid, 12 years old February 22, The Watsons Go to Birmingham This review Helped me decide 1. Had useful details 1. Read my mind. Report this review.
Teen, 13 years old Written by babykajh May 18, I Loved It! This book is in my reading class for a project and it is awesome! Well what I've read so far. On a scale of I'd give it a ! This review Had useful details. Kid, 10 years old February 22, Awesome Book!
There is not a table of contents but besides that it is a great book overall. There is not much about black history at first but in the end when they are in Birmingham there is. This title contains: Educational Value. Helped me decide. Teen, 14 years old Written by Samson45 January 25, The best and should get more awards. I think that this book is amazing even though there's violence and other things that inappropriate its still talks realistic and how it was back in So, give it a try and see if u like it ore not. Positive Messages.
Kid, 10 years old December 3, This title contains: Positive Messages. Positive role models.
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Teen, 13 years old Written by Tacos are life July 15, Wow Great book, with real stuff. Very educational. Kid, 11 years old March 10, The Watsons Go to Birmingham I think that The Watsons Go to Birmingham Is a great book from cover to cover if you are planning on reading this book please be aware that there is swearing and violence, but keep in mind that it has great educational value and helps children understand about The Civil Rights Movement. I think that the character Byron or as Kenny calls him By is a good role model because in the beginning of the book he is a mean bully but when they go to Birmingham then he has a change of heart and cares about his family.
I highly recommend this book to you! Teen, 13 years old Written by Marley Yergensen September 5, An amazing book This book is amazing. I love it so much.
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There is a lot of bad reviews criticizing the language but to be honest swearing is a thing and it's not a big deal. It is no reason to hate a book! It isn't a book for younger ones though. I actually read this book in 3rd grade and I was fine. I read it again at my age and I love it so much.
It has a wonderful perspective on what a 10 year old Kenny thinks about his life.
It is a true event and I think everyone should read this book. It is so good. Definitely recommended. When his brother, Byron, keeps getting into mischief and trouble, they decide to all go to Birmingham, Alabama to change his ways for the summer. However, there is racism going on in Birmingham. In my opinion, the thing that changed Byron was when Kenny almost died in the water. Overall, this book is humorous mixed with heartbreaking events. I recommend it to fifth graders and above, due to some language in this book.
However, it depends on the maturity of the reader who is reading this book.
This book was great except for the fact that the author could have wrote more when the setting was Birmingham. The ending was kind of abrupt to me, as I thought there could have been more pages after it. I recommend it to people who love to read comedy, or people who are interested in history. On a cold winter day in Michigan, the Watson's decide to go down to Alabama where their grandma lives. But, their is a lot of racism going on in Alabama.
Will the Watson's stay safe? I decided to read this book because it was for my reading group in school. I really enjoy it so far. It seems boring at the beginning but when you get deeper into the book you will like it a lot more. Enjoy it! Lol Thursday, January 26, at pm. I was assigned The Watsons Go to Birmingham for reading, and upon finishing, I became no better or worse than I was before.
It is neither bad or good. Or, it can be simply described as "above mediocre.
The characters are all lovable and changing; The characters are all believable and nicely described. It could be the most shining point of the book. Our characters go to Birmingham at a time where civil inequality was at its high point, right during the unfortunate Birmingham 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, where one of the characters, one of the most charismatic, is affected.
This only unfolds in the last four chapters; The entirety of the book is just Watson misadventures, especially the brother Byron, dubbed a "child delinquent" and the younger brother, Kenny, from whom the perspective of the book comes from, who is dubbed, "Pointdexter. You'll enjoy the humor in the book, especially during the early chapters.
Running jokes, moments to laugh, and it gets packed in a nice ending. The book is not perfect as we take too long to get to Birmingham which is the title of the book.
The pace is slow, and we should've spent more time on Birmingham, since we blow right through it. It's either slow or fast, in that order.
6th Grade English
Read it if you're out of things to read. Otherwise, it can be passable. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys family humor.