The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Trifecta

Mr. Colby Sharp and I are excited to post our first Sharp-Schu trifecta of the 2013-2014 school year. It has been WAY too long since we invited you to hop from blog to blog to blog. 

Are you ready to get started? Fantastic. Colby, The Nerdy Book Club, and I are celebrating the movie adaptation of Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor-winning novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963. You might want to grab your favorite beverage and a healthy snack before you start today's journey. Happy watching, reading, and learning! 

Dr. Randy Testa is the Vice President of Education and Professional Development for Walden Media. He wrote a fascinating guest post for Colby Sharp's blog about working on The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 film. 

The Nerdy Book Club invited members to submit questions for Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis. Please click here to read their questions and Christopher's answers. 

"Lois Lowry's definition of a good adaptation of a children's book is that it has to have the spirit of the book." - Christopher Paul Curtis 

I am giving away a DVD of The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963.  

Rules for the Giveaway

1. It will run from 9/1 to 11:59 P.M. on 9/3. 

2. You must be at least 13. 

3. Please pay it forward. 

The Watsons Go to Birmingham premieres on Friday, September 20. 

Download "An Educator's Resource for The Watsons Go to Birmingham." 

I am a BIG fan of Random House's Classroom Cast series. 

"I have four rules for young people who want to be writers, and the first rule that I have is — and you've got to follow these. Rule number one is to write every day, because writing's like anything else that you do. The more you do it, the better you're going to get at it. " - Christopher Paul Curtis

Libraries have always been very special to Christopher Paul Curtis.

Borrow The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 


  1. Thank you for getting the word out, this is one of my all-time favorite books!


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