The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 Questions and Answers
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How does the setting impact The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963?

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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, where not only is it a lot colder but it is also much more advanced in terms of civil rights. It is interesting that whilst his mother pines for the warmer, southern climes of Alabama, his father is relieved and pleased that they live in Flint because of the...

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