The Watsons Go to Birmingham - by Christopher Paul Curtis, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®First published in , it was reprinted in It tells the story of a loving African-American family living in the town of Flint, Michigan , in When the oldest son Byron begins to get into a bit of trouble, the parents decide he should spend the summer and possibly the next school year with Grandma Sands in Birmingham, Alabama. The entire family travels there together by car, and during their visit, tragic events take place. The book takes place from approximately January to October , a turbulent time during the Civil Rights Movement.
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Byron is in sixth grade and he's the king of Clark read, the bully everyone is afraid of. Kenny, our narrator, is in fourth grade, and their little sister Joetta Joey is in kindergarten. Kenny gets picked on by the bullies at school, especially Larry Dunn, king of fourth grade. Things aren't looking great for Kenny until this kid Rufus moves to Flint from Arkansas. Rufus is poor and raggedy and he talks with a Southern accent, so at first, Kenny is excited that the kids will have someone new to bully. But instead, Rufus and Kenny become friends.
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