The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 - Chapter 4, Froze-Up Southern Folks Summary & Analysis

Christopher Paul Curtis
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Chapter 4, Froze-Up Southern Folks Summary

Because Momma is worried about the cold, Kenny and Joey have to bundle up with too many clothes for school, and Kenny has to help Joey undress. She gets hot and sweats until she's soaked, and Kenny dries her off with a towel. Joey whines when Momma dresses her and says she is the laughing "sock" of the kindergarten. Momma insists they need the protection from the cold. Kenny tells By what a problem taking Joey's coats off is, and By says Kenny was the same way when Kenny was younger. By says he'll help stop Joey from whining so much, though.

By says he'll tell Joey and Kenny a secret and makes them practice acting surprised, so they can seem surprised when Momma finally tells them the truth. By tells Joey that Southern folks have thin...

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