The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 - Chapter 6, Swedish Cremes and Welfare Cheese Summary & Analysis

Christopher Paul Curtis
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Chapter 6, Swedish Cremes and Welfare Cheese Summary

Momma tells Byron and Kenny to go to the store and get milk, bread, and tomato paste. Byron tries to argue, but Momma just repeats her order. When Byron asks for money, Momma says that they've arranged with the grocery store to sign for their purchases until payday. Byron assumes that they're on welfare and refuses to eat welfare food. Momma scolds him that he's eaten welfare food before, and that this is not welfare. Kenny and By scoot out of the house, and at the store, By gets embarrassed and makes Kenny stand in line and sign for the food, while By looks at comic books. Mr. Mitchell, who is behind the counter, explains to Kenny that it's not a welfare list. The sheet just means Kenny's father will pay for the...

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