The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Topics for Discussion

Christopher Paul Curtis
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What do Momma and Dad hope that By will learn in Birmingham, and does By learn what he needs to?

How does Kenny see the events of the story differently than an adult might?

How is Kenny similar to and different from By?

Why does Kenny get upset when Rufus stops being his friend, even though Kenny didn't want to be Rufus's friend to begin with?

Why do the other kids make fun of Rufus for speaking southern-style and being poor? How do the characters in the novel feel about the South, and why do they feel that way?

What does the Wool Pooh represent? Why does Kenny see the Wool Pooh?

Why does Kenny react the way he does when he finds out the church has been bombed?

Why does Kenny hide behind the couch when he gets back from Birmingham? Why are...

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