triple threat, March 5, 2012 (view all comments by triple threat)
This book was fantastic! I have read other Christopher Paul Curtis books that were amazing so I had read this one. It's everything that I love in books. The main character, Kenny, is so funny. The author tells the story from little Kenny's point of view. I can definitely connect to his thoughts and actions to my life when I was a kid. He has an older sibling who tricks him a lot just like I do so I know how he feels and that makes the book seem more real. This book takes place in the 1960's but it is very realistic. It gives a lot of information about the time and what was happening to America at the time. If you read the book, you'll be learning about new things and having so much fun reading at the same time. It's a great book for middle school students that I highly reccomend. This book is great for those who enjoy a good laugh history.
careeshaberry1, March 22, 2008 (view all comments by careeshaberry1)
I really love this book because it is actually telling you how cacasion people used to act to blacks. It also is telling people that they are not supposed to act like that towards no one else and then I also think that it is not a bad story; and I would also recomend this book to everyone in the United States because it is so great and the whole fact t hat i love this bok with a passion. This book is so wonderful and if your reading his I think that you need to read this book and then do the same thing I'm doing and recommed this book to everyone you know!! Thank you all and I hope you are going to have a blessed day!!!
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rod1233, November 30, 2006 (view all comments by rod1233)
dis waz a very good book i like when the little boy got stuck to the car it was funny i tell you so every one who didn't read the book try to go out and get it and then later tell me what you think of it.
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Ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Watsons of Flint, Michigan, are heading for Birmingham, Alabama, and one of the darkest moments in American history. Honors include 1996 Newbery Honor Book, 1996 Coretta Scott King Honor Book, and a "New York Times Book Review" Best Book.
A boy, a dog, and New Orleans' most famous hurricane
Saint is a boy with confidence as big as his name is long. A budding musician, he earns money playing clarinet for the New Orleans tourists, and his best friend is a stray dog named Shadow. At first Saint is sure that Hurricane Katrina will be just like the last one--no big deal. But then the city is ordered to evacuate and Saint refuses to leave without Shadow. Saint and Shadow flee to his neighbor's attic--and soon enough it's up to Saint to save them all.
A wonderful middle-grade novel narrated by Kenny, 9, about his middle-class black family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. When Kenny's 13-year-old brother, Byron, gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma's church is blown up.
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