|Plot Summary of The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963|
|"This book is told from the point of view of Kenny Watson. Him and his family; Momma, Dad, Joetta, and Byron. The family goes on a trip to Birmingham and sees a racially divided America. This book is a historical drama with a lot of comedy in it."
Dashaun Montanez, Resident Scholar
|"Kenny and Byron are brothers and they don't get along. Byron is the oldest and is always mean to Kenny and Kenny hates it. Kenny is 10 years old. Byron is very bad. One day Byron put chemicals in his head and his mom almost burned his finger but his sister Joetta kept blowing the match out till there was no more. When the dad came home he cut all Byron's hair off and told him that he was going to stay in Birmingham for a whole year. Then they have a little road trip. While up there Byron changes a lot. He gets nicer and more responsible. Then days later Kenny is tired so tired he goes to sleep under tree and hears this big boom. He sees Byron run out of the house with no shoes and only with his pajamas. "
Latrae Anderson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Inside culture (main char)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
Outside culture (society)
- American South
- a kid
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- healthy but a geeky weakling
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- Deep South
- dirty, grimy (like New York)
- mostly 1st
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- little dialog
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