The Watsons Go to Birmingham is the story about the Watson family's trip to Birmingham, Alabama during the time of the Civil Rights Movement. Throughout the journey, the family learns a lot about each other, growing up, and racism.
The book received a Lexile score of 1000L, making it suitable for most 4th-6th grade readers. This book is a great book to teach about African-American history and the Civil Rights era. The book is based on true events, and gives an excellent commentary on the views and fears of many African-Americans during that time.