The Watsons Go to Birmingham is the tale of a summer journey that leaves a family— and a nation—forever transformed. Produced by Walden. This books (The Watsons Go to Birmingham A Novel [PDF]) Made by Christopher Paul Curtis About Books Enter the hilarious world of. The Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery.
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Robert started helping Grandma Sands out around the house after her husband died. Byron is thirteen. She follows the rules and is very religious. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. He is known for being a terrible student and is also known for breaking the rules and being a rebel.
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Views Total views. Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. A Novel [PDF] 1. A Novel [PDF] 2. Book details Author: Christopher Paul Curtis Pages: English ISBN Description this book Enter the hilarious world of year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan.
If you want to download this book, click link in the last page 5. You just clipped your first slide! Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later. Now customize the name of a clipboard to store your clips. Visibility Others can see my Clipboard. Kenny had been looking forward to the " battle royal " between his grandma and Byron, but is disappointed when just a few sharp words from the "old, old lady" have Byron speaking respectfully and generally behaving himself, causing Kenny to seek out his own "adventures".
Grandma Sands had warned the children to avoid a particular local swimming hole because of a dangerous "whirlpool", which Kenny misheard as "Wool Pooh" due to her thick Alabama accent. Kenny wants to swim there anyway, and is frustrated when Byron and Joetta refuse to go along. Ignoring the warnings of both Grandma Sands and Byron, Kenny jumps into the seemingly tranquil pool and edges deeper and deeper water until he loses his footing and almost drowns. Remembering his grandmother's words, he imagines that a strange monster he thinks is the mysterious "Wool Pooh" swam up from below to grab his ankle and pull him under.
Byron returns and jumps in to save Kenny just in time. He later insists that there was nothing else in the water, but Kenny is convinced that the Wool Pooh actually exists. Shortly afterwards, a bomb goes off at a nearby church where Joetta is attending Sunday school.
This was the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing , a real historical event. Kenny wanders into the still-smoking church in the immediate aftermath looking for his sister, but instead sees the Wool Pooh in the smoke clinging to a torn girl's shoe that looks like Joetta's. In shock, he walks back to Grandma Sands' house without anyone noticing that he had been at the church, and he's again shocked and confused to find Joetta already there.
She claims that it was Kenny who had called her away from the church and led her home, and she does not even know that a bombing had taken place right after she'd left Sunday school. As soon as they realize that Joetta is safe, the Watsons decide to immediately return home to Flint, trying to avoid explaining the full implications of what has happened to the children.
Kenny is unable to process the events in Birmingham and avoids his family and friends over the ensuing weeks, instead spending many hours hiding behind the sofa.
Byron eventually coaxes him out and gets Kenny to talk about what happened, which finally brings a flood of tears from Kenny.
Encouraging his little brother to "keep on stepping", Byron explains that although the world is not perfect, he has to keep moving on. Kenneth Bernard "Kenny" Watson - The main character and narrator of the story, the younger of the two sons of the Watsons. Kenny is ten years old.
Wilona Sands Watson - Usually referred to as "Momma", she is the wife of Daniel and the mother of the three children. A native of Birmingham, she slips into a thick Southern accent when mad or excited, and complains about Flint's harsh winters. She is strict and overprotective but loves her kids. Daniel Watson - The husband of Wilona and father of the three children. He's known for having a good sense of humor and is referred to as "Dad".
He is considered the "God" of Clark Elementary School.
He bullies smaller kids along with his best friend Buphead. He is known for being a terrible student and is also known for breaking the rules and being a rebel.