The Watsons Go To Birmingham By Christopher Paul Curtis

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In the book The Watsons Go To Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis, the protagonist, Byron Watson, a teenager who thinks he is to handsome to be born by his parents, learns to not take everything for granted. Byron was in his hometown, Flint, Michigan, causing lots of trouble; killing a bird with a cookie, lighting fires and the last straw, getting his hair chemically straightened. This caused the whole Watson family to travel to Birmingham, Alabama because they thought their Grandma Sands could straighten Byron out. In Birmingham, he was exposed to the real world of racism whereas in Flint, everyone was the same race. There was violence because they didn't accept different types of people. He realized he was lucky to live in a community without
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