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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 sends Kenny and By to the store for a few things as she's making dinner. Byron doesn't want to go, but he knows better than to push too hard. Byron asks for some money, and Momma tells him he can just sign for it. He doesn't understand what she means, so she repeats her instructions. He thinks that signing for the food means they are on Welfare. Kenny finds this upsetting, because it's just another reason for other kids to tease him. Momma insists that they are not on Welfare, but Byron doesn't seem to believe her. When the boys get to the store, Byron hides in the comic book section, forcing Kenny to do the embarrassing act of signing for the food. Kenny tells the store owner, Mr. Mitchell, to put their food on the...

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