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The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
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May 23, 13

bookshelves: adolescent-lit, newberry-newberry-honor, books-i-have-taught
Recommended for: middle school students and teachers
Read from March 19 to 26, 2011 — I own a copy

I read most of this a few years ago because my son had liked it so well. I read it again this week so that I could plan a 7th grade language arts unit around it. It is an excellent book to use as a class book for a number of reasons, but aside from that it is funny, and the fact that the tone throughout is humorous, the tragedy at the end of the book is even more poignant. Typically, I do not enjoy fiction written for children and adolescents, but this book is a fine exception.
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Reading Progress

03/19/2011 page 100
45.0% "I am reading this again because I will begin teaching a unit on it this week"
05/23/2013 marked as: currently-reading
05/23/2013 page 200
95.0% "Reading with my students. Again."
06/06/2013 marked as: read

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