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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Watsons Go To Birmingham The story begins in Flint, Michigan in the winter of 1963, but includes the familys visit to Birmingham, Alabama that summer. By: Christopher Paul Curtis Main Characters: Kenneth "Kenny" Watson(the younger son)Byron Watson(the older son)Joetta "Joey" Watson(the daughter)Daniel Watson (the father)Wilona Sands Watson (the mother) Setting: An African-American church near Grandma Sandss home in Birmingham is bombed by white men. Joetta is supposed to be in the church at the time the bomb explodes.Kenny enters the church searching for his sister. He cannot find her. The Climax: THEMEEquality, endurance, freedom, friendship family, respect, understanding The family immediately leaves Birmingham. They are shocked andconfused by the occurrences there. Kenny is upset and confused. He isolates himselffrom others awaiting a magical cure, while his family worries about his well-being. Conflicts: Kenny is a small, bullied fourth-grader, whose family decides to take a trip to Birmingham, Alabama. White men bomb an African-American church while the family is in Birmingham. Thefamily must rely on one another to understand the frightening experience. Main event: reputation:the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something. the expression of deep sorrow for someone who has died, typically involving following certain conventions such as wearing black clothes. mourning: pinnacle: a high, pointed piece of rock executation: an official who carries out a sentence of death on a legally condemned person. a hostile or argumentative meeting or situation between opposing parties. confrontations: "Byron had just turned thirteen so he was officailly a teenager juvenile deliquent." ~Kenny Watson
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