The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 Themes

Christopher Paul Curtis
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Even though Kenny's family doesn't always get along and they have a son who gets into trouble, they are a close and loving family. Byron looks out for the younger kids. Momma and Dad are fair parents with kind hearts, but not afraid to take drastic measures to help Byron before he becomes a criminal or something worse. The whole family has a great sense of humor, encouraged by Dad's frequent teasing and jokes.

The opening scene where the family huddles on the couch freezing, because the landlord hasn't fixed the heat is a good example of the closeness the Watsons have. Other moments include when Byron tells Kenny how to make both his eyes look the same way. He's just helping his brother learn how to get along in the world that will see him differently because of his eye. Then there's the time they all sit...

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