The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Setting & Symbolism

Christopher Paul Curtis
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Flint, Michigan

Flint, Michigan is where the Watsons live, and the winters get much too cold there for Momma Watson's tastes.

The Brown Bomber

The Brown Bomber is the Watson family's 1948 Plymouth.

Clark Elementary School

Clark is the school that the Watson children attend in Flint, Michigan.

Plastic Dinosaurs

Kenny has a large collection of plastic dinosaurs. His former friend LJ stole half of the dinosaurs, and when Kenny and Rufus become friends, Rufus plays with the dinosaurs with Kenny.

The Mourning Dove

Byron accidentally kills a mourning dove and then is overcome with regret. He buries the dove and marks its grave with a popsicle-stick cross.

The True-Tone AB-700 Ultra-Glide

The True-Tone AB-700 Ultra-Glide is a car record player, intended not to skip in the car due to vibrations. Dad buys the record player for the drive down to Grandma Sands' house.

The Angel

Mrs. Davidson gives...

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