A friend of mine recently posted on Facebook that in honor of the MLK holiday weekend she was planning to read Christopher Paul Curtis’s The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963 (Laurel Leaf, $6.99). I thought this was such an excellent idea, that I decided to jump on board and read it as well. I’ve enjoyed Curtis’s other books, but haven’t gotten around to reading this one, and her post was the inspiration I needed. So I bought my copy over the weekend, but regret to admit that I haven’t had a chance to finish it yet. I’m going to do so after my work meeting tonight and will write about it tomorrow. I can already tell that it’s going to become one of my go-to recommendations. Apologies for the cop-out, but I didn’t want this holiday to pass without mentioning it. And if it’s not too late, read, or re-read, The Watsons Go to Birmingham —1963; we can compare notes tomorrow!