Study Guide

The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 Characters

By Christopher Paul Curtis

Kenny Watson

Kenny seems like a pretty typical fourth grader. He gets picked on by older kids and hassled by...

Byron Watson

Kenny tells us right off the bat that Byron is a juvenile delinquent, and that seems like a...

Joetta Watson (Joey)

Oh, little Joey. We just want to snatch her up, give her a hug, and put her in our pocket.Joey is...

Wilona Watson (Momma)

Momma: the only one of the Weird Watsons not born and raised in Flint. Nope, this lady's from...

Daniel Watson (Dad)

Dad is the jokester of Watson clan, and he performs for the family every chance he gets. We're...

Rufus Fry

When Rufus comes on the scene, Kenny expects the other kids to tear him to pieces in two seconds...

Minor Characters

At first glance, Larry Dunn is a bully, plain and simple. Most fourth-graders at Clark Elementary...