‘The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963” touches on a tragic moment in American history: the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. But it’s really a family story about a road trip. Readers from Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, DC discuss the novel with host Kitty Felde. Writer Christopher Paul Curtis won the Newbery, the Golden Kite, and the Coretta Scott King awards for this book. He talks about how all those statues allowed him to become a full time writer. Our celebrity reader is actor Quinn Marchman.
Favorite Books from Two Rivers Charter School:
Percy Jackson series - Rick Riordan
Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? - Patricia and Fred McKissack
Quinn Marchman’s Favorite Book:
The Dead Emcee Scrolls: The Lost Teachings of Hip-Hop - Saul Williams
Thanks to Tim Podell at Good Conversations for sharing the interview with Christopher Paul Curtis.