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The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963

The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963

by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. Why do Momma and Dad want to send Byron to Birmingham?It's warm there and they are afraid he might die of the cold in Flint.
2. What does Kenny learn when he almost loses Rufus as a friend?That it's important to stand up for his friends.
3. Why does Kenny feel ashamed at the end of the story?He was rude to Momma.
4. What does Byron do that's the "last straw" with Momma and Dad?He freezes his lips to the car.
5. Why do the men bomb Joey's church?They don't want African American children going to school with their white children.

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