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The Watsons Go to Birmingham: The Movie

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There are videos that go into Video Sunday and then there are videos that deseve their very own posts.  This is one such video. In the wake of the Trayvon Martin court decision it seems to me that we need something good for once.  And I admit it.  I wouldn’t have pegged the Hallmark Channel [...]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #25: The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

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#25 The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis (1995) 65 points Like Schmidt, Curtis has the ability to make you laugh and cry and think deeply about something, all within a few pages. – Heather Christensen The character voices are so charming and right on. It sweeps you up in this funny [...]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #60: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

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#60 Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (1999) 35 points When you hear that a book is about an orphan during the Great Depression, you might expect an emotional one-trick-pony – sadness to spare. Give Christopher Paul Curtis credit for bringing this era to life with vibrancy and flashes of surprising humor. Flint, Michigan [...]

Review of the Day: Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

Elijah of Buxton By Christopher Paul Curtis Scholastic Books $16.99 For ages 10 and up. Before I begin I’d just like to make the note that this is a review from the Advanced Reader Copy of this book. My copy does not have the final text that will appear in the Author’s Note (a fact [...]