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The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963

From: Vermont Public Radio
Series: Camel's Hump Radio
Length: 28:58

Ten-year-old Kenny chronicles the events of a fateful summer for the Watson Family of Flint, Michigan.

Camelshumplogo_small Bill Harley introduces an excerpt from THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM-1963 by Christopher Paul Curis. Ten-year-old Kenny chronicles the events of a fateful summer for the Watson family of Flint, Michigan. His older brother, Byron, can't seem to stay out of trouble, so his parents decide it's time for a lengthy stay with Grandma in Birmingham, Alabama. Surely their strict Grandmother and a different way of life will straighten Byron out! The family heads south and toward one of the darkest moments in American history. Each episode of Camel's Hump Radio features a compelling excerpt from a book, read by a professional actor and accented with original music. Our goal is to air an excerpt that hooks the listener into the story and ends with a finish that leaves them wanting to read the rest of the book. A companion website allows listeners to learn more about the featured books, authors and provides additional related material.

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Bill Harley introduces an excerpt from THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM-1963 by Christopher Paul Curis. Ten-year-old Kenny chronicles the events of a fateful summer for the Watson family of Flint, Michigan. His older brother, Byron, can't seem to stay out of trouble, so his parents decide it's time for a lengthy stay with Grandma in Birmingham, Alabama. Surely their strict Grandmother and a different way of life will straighten Byron out! The family heads south and toward one of the darkest moments in American history. Each episode of Camel's Hump Radio features a compelling excerpt from a book, read by a professional actor and accented with original music. Our goal is to air an excerpt that hooks the listener into the story and ends with a finish that leaves them wanting to read the rest of the book. A companion website allows listeners to learn more about the featured books, authors and provides additional related material.

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Review of The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963

I thought it was funny and cute very interesting thanks! :'D

Broadcast History

One of thirteen episodes featured in Season 5 of Camel's Hump Radio, produced by Vermont Public Radio.

Timing and Cues

TRT: 28:58
In: CHR theme music...
Out: CHR theme music fades.

Musical Works

Original music composed by Peter Engisch, copyright 2004 Vermont Public Radio.

Related Website

http://www.camelshumpradio.net