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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Summary
Christopher Paul Curtis

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Summary

Plot Summary

In The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963, the Watsons are a black family living in Flint, Michigan, and the narrator Kenny is the middle child, an intelligent boy who is often made fun of at school. Because Kenny's older brother By continually gets into trouble, the family travels to Birmingham, Alabama, so that By can spend the summer with his grandmother. The family is in Birmingham when segregationists blow up a church, and initially, everyone thinks that By's sister Joey has been killed. Kenny, who sees the destruction at the church, has to come to terms with this act of hatred.

Kenny is the middle child in a black family of five living in Flint, Michigan. Dad has a sense of humor and likes to "cut up." Momma is from Birmingham, Alabama, and the frozen winters in Flint are too cold for her. Kenny's older brother, By, is...

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