The Watsons Go To Birmingham Reflection

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I chose to read The Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis. The reason why I chose to read this book was because I find the Civil Rights Movement to be a very interesting topic to learn about. I enjoy reading historical fiction books because it is very cool to see the story from someone's point of view. I also decided to read this book because when I was younger I enjoyed reading books from the I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis and I figured that since this was from the point of view of a younger person close to my age, but it was a little longer and a higher grade level, that it was a step above that series and those are some of the reasons I chose to read The Watsons go to Birmingham. I learned many funny lessons from The Watsons go to Birmingham. I learned not to go in the water with a wool pooh, or maybe that the world famous Watson pet hotel is the best place to take your pet when it is feeling sick, but I also learned some very valuable lessons. For example, I learned to cherish every moment you share with your family and friends because you never know when they will be taken away from you. Another lesson I learned from this book is that you need to be very kind and respectful to your parents and to the people who have seniority over you. …show more content…

One of the main and most important lessons society can learn from this book is that if you care so much about your beliefs and you stick to them, that in as little as 50 years they can be the new normal. Another lesson society can learn from The Watsons go to Birmingham is that if you have a family and children and you love them very much then and you laugh together and have fun together that it doesn’t matter what color your skin is, you can be great! You don’t have to go to a separate drinking fountain or a separate swimming pool, but we could be united! And those are some of the most important lessons I felt society could from this

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