The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

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In The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963, what states do the Watsons travel through?

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The Watson family lives in Flint, a city north of Detroit, in east Michigan. To reach Alabama, they will first go through Ohio, which is directly to the south of eastern Michigan. From there, they will continue traveling south in Ohio; their planned destination for the first night is the city of Cincinnati, but the father decides that they should drive straight through instead of stopping anywhere overnight. Cincinnati is on the Ohio River, directly across from Covington, Kentucky. The family will continue south through Kentucky and then cross into Tennessee. Still heading south, they must drive all the way through Tennessee, which is on the northern side of Alabama, in order finally to reach their destination of Birmingham, Alabama.

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The Watsons have a doozy of a road trip as they plan out a journey from Flint, Michigan (one of the northernmost states in the United States) to their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama (one of the southernmost states in America). Momma plans out a meticulous...

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