Margie’s Books donated funds to James E. Shephard Magnet Middle School in Durham, NC to purchase books for a language arts project.  Mia Small, 7th grade ELA teacher, will engage her students in a close reading of The Watsons Go To Birmingham. Each student will have a copy of the book as they read the historical fiction story by Christopher Paul Curtis. It is a coming-of-age story set in 1963, which tells how a young boy named Kenny is traumatized after witnessing the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

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