The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

By Christopher Paul Curtis

Civil Rights

Kenny is a 10-year-old who lives in Flint, Michigan with his mom, dad, older brother, Byron and little sister, Joetta in the 1960's. Byron is constantly getting in trouble, so his mother decides to take a trip to Birmingham, Alabama and leave him there to spend the summer with her strict mother to get him straightened out. During the family's stay in Birmingham, a tragic, historical event occurs which has Kenny questioning why there is so much hatred and violence in the world.


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