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  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
    One of the great strengths of the Watson family is that they have a great sense of humor and can laugh together. For example, during the cold spell in Flint, Michigan in Chapter One, the dad starts...

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    Kenny, the ten-year-old protagonist of The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, is an intelligent person. He does very well at school, and the other kids call him "Professor" and "Poindexter," though he...

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    In The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis, the Watson family goes to Alabama to visit Grandma Sands, Momma’s mother. When the family arrives, Grandma Sands says she is...

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    Kenny's father decides to install the True Tone AB-700, the "Ultra-Glide," in the Brown Bomber after Byron's latest episode of troublemaking. Byron's bad behavior spurs the Watsons to decide to...

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    In The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis, the Watson family takes a trip from Flint, Michigan, to Birmingham, Alabama, Mom’s hometown. Dad tells Kenny that the only music...

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    This is a difficult question because one must think of all the places the Watsons passed through on their way to Birmingham. The Watsons begin their trip in Flint, Michigan. Momma has created a...

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    When Rufus and his brother Cody first board the school bus, Kenny thinks of Rufus as "his personal saver." This is a play on the word, "savior," which is really the phrase that Kenny is trying to...

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    Mrs. Watson is very astute when it comes to reading Byron. When Byron sidles into the room with a covered head and avoids the eyes of everyone in the room, Momma immediately knows something is up....

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    Byron's behavior has gotten so bad that his parents, Wilona and Daniel, can't figure out what to do with him. In desperation, they arrange a trip to Birmingham, Alabama where they will visit...

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    This is true. Momma makes the children wear many layers of clothes in winter because she is from Alabama and is still shocked by the cold winters in Flint, Michigan, where she is raising her...

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    Senseless violence has not ended since the time of the bombing that takes place in this novel. In Birmingham, AL in 1963, a bombing in a church killed four young girls. The violence was racially...

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    In The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis, the Watsons live in Flint, Michigan, where it gets cold in the wintertime. Kenny, Joetta, and Byron Watson’s mother is from...

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    After the Watsons arrive in Alabama, Byron seemingly becomes a nicer boy overnight. Accordingly, the family makes the trip to Alabama in order to visit Grandma Sands and also to drop Byron off for...

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    In The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963, Mr. Robert calls his dog, Toddy, a “coon dog.” Toddy is a type of dog called a coonhound. Coonhounds were specifically bred in America to be hunting...

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    There are many clues in The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 that show that the Watsons are not wealthy. At the beginning of the book, the entire family is shivering in the cold because their furnace...

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    In the story, Mrs. Watson was a little angry when her husband drove straight through to Birmingham because his unilateral decision had put a dent in all of her 'notebook planning.' This just means...

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    Kenny is a gifted reader and his teacher likes to show off his reading abilities to the other classes. When Kenny is asked to read in front of Byron's class, he is afraid that Byron will be angry...

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    When their mother piles the winter wear on both little Joey and Kenny, both are at their wits end: they just can't convince her that it gets too hot underneath all that bulky wear. In the end,...

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    In The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis, Byron Watson is the big brother to narrator Kenny. By (Byron’s nickname) is a tough guy, and he gets in trouble quite a bit....

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    Kenny's nickname for the family is the 'Weird Watsons.' In the novel, Kenny is ten years old. At the beginning of the story, all five members of the Watson family are wrapped up in blankets against...

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    Mr. Robert (this is his first name) is the maternal grandmother's "friend." Since he is living with her, he is more than a friend, but as old as Grandma Sands and Mr. Robert are, they are probably...

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    In Chapter 13 of Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963, Kenny feels tempted to swim at Collier's Landing rather than the public swimming area even though he has been warned...

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    In Christopher Paul Curtis' novel The Watsons go to Birmingham -- 1963, Dad is a kind, sentimental but slightly irreverent father to his three children. As the Watson family is preparing its trip...

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    Believe it or not, Byron spends so much time on the couch towards the end of this story because he is concerned about his younger brother Kenny and the way that he is acting since they returned to...

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    Mrs. Watson had spent a lot of her time planning out the trip, planning what hotels they could stay in, what restaurants where they could eat, and even when they would take their bathroom breaks....

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    The biggest piece of information that Kenny learns about the kind of life that Rufus and Cody had in Arkansas before they moved up north was the immense poverty that they faced down there. This is...

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    The answer to this is Option 3. The only one of these expressions that Kenny uses at all in the book is “Ready, Aim, Fire.” Kenny uses this expression five times in the book (according to a...

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    The dad is acting so calmly beacuse he just got home from work, he is tired, and he doesnt want to make it a big deal.

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    An example of Kenny’s courage is when he does not lose his head while almost drowning. In Birmingham, Kenny is not afraid to go into the water event though he knows it is dangerous. The “Wool...

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    Kenny shows courage in the book by keeping his head in the whirlpool and going toward the church fire to see if his sister is okay. Although Byron does rescue Kenny from the “Wool Poo,” the...

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    Setting is key in this novel, especially relating to the civil rights movement and the extent to which it had an uneven spread across America. Kenny and his family live in Flint, in the North,...

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    An important theme from both The Watsons Go to Birmingham and We Have a Job is that things often change because of children. Each book focuses on the youngest affected by the Civil Rights...

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    Kenny is a dynamic character because he changes from a boy that admires his brother to a young man who finds his own way. A static character is one who does not change or grow over the course of...

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    Kenny’s middle name is Bernard. Kenny’s full name is Kenneth Bernard Watson. When he tells his mother that Byron was frozen to the car, his mother says his full name when she asks him what is...

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    Kenny asks for more Kool-Aid because he has a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that has too much peanut butter on it. Regardless of how the Kool-Aid tastes, it is better to have something to drink...

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    The answer to this can be found in Chapter 4 of the book. Rufus realized that Larry Dunn had stolen Kenny’s gloves because of what Larry did to disguise them. At first, Kenny did not think that...

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    Yes - I believe the climax is the bombing of the church and Kenny's experience of wandering inside, seeing the dead bodies, and grabbing the shoe that he fears belong to his sister. At this point,...

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    i always just read the back of the books summary or look it up (thats what google is foor)

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    they really dont have any. they are two different people and have two different characteristics.

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    TOURIST SITES: - Grand Rapids Art Museum - The Grand Rapids Art Museum collection includes over 5,000 works of art.Leading works in the collection include: Richard Diebenkorn, Ingleside, 1963, one...

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    In Christianity, angels, derived from a Greek word meaning “messengers”, convey God’s messages to the world. In this novel, the relationship of the Baptist Church to black culture is seen as...

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    Kenny Watson is the multi-faceted, 10-year-old protagonist of The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963. He is the middle child in the Watson family, wedged between his older brother, Byron, and younger...

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    I would want to argue that the major conflict we see in this story is an internal conflict based in the character of Kenny, our narrator, who we gradually see being forced to grow up through the...

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    You might receive a range of different views on this question, but I certainly believe that this novel is interesting and believable. I think in particular the portrayal of Kenny and the way that...

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    As with any other piece of literature, the readability (reading level) of the text along with the content should be considered before assigning a book to a child. In The Watson's Go to...

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    LJ won the great dinosaur war because he told Kenny that the dinos were dieing form radiation and that they needed to bury the dinos. So LJ and Kenny bury the dinos and Kenny goes home and forgets...

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    The exposition, when we think about the plot of a given work of literature, is the initial stage that introduces the main characters of the work of literature and the conflict that goes on between...

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    As we follow the hilarious and moving escapades of the Watson family from the point of view of the tender and young Kenny, a number of themes seem to emerge as Kenny grows up through what he...

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    This great coming-of-age novel presents us with Kenny Watson, the middle child of the Watson family, who is presented as a sensitive, intelligent boy trying to make sense of the world around him...

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    Well, the answer to this question really depends on your definition of what a "good book" is. If you mean is it an interesting book to read and will I enjoy it, I personally think you will. It is a...

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