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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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