The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 - Chapter 8, The Ultra-Glide! Summary & Analysis

Christopher Paul Curtis
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Chapter 8, The Ultra-Glide! Summary

After the incident with By's hair, Momma starts writing in a notebook all the time, and Dad starts buying things for the car: an antenna, tires, spark plugs, oil, antifreeze, and seat covers. Dad says the waxed and polished car needs just one more thing. Kenny guesses that it's a hood ornament, and Joey says that it's perfect. Dad tells Rufus to open the trunk and take out the bag that's there. Joey takes a look inside, and she and Dad make a big deal about revealing the final touch for the car: a pine-tree shaped air freshener.

Dad isn't done buying things for the car, though. One morning, Kenny goes into the bathroom to watch his father shave. When Dad hides his toothbrush, Kenny asks him why. Dad explains that he knows that little boys will use toothbrushes...

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