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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The Watsons go to Birmingham By: Shelby Pettit The Watsons go to Birmingham is a very good book. It is about a black family during the 1960’s, during this time discrimination was a big issue. The family called The Weird Watsons. The family had Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, big juvenile brother, Byron, and the middle child, Kenny. At this point in time Kenny is only 11
In the novel, The Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis, Kenny wonders why his brother Byron is so mean to people. Kenny does not treat others better than Byron because he laughed at Rufus and Cody, he was teasing Byron when his lips got stuck to the mirror, and he was complaining when he had to take off his little sister’s winter clothes at school. On page 43, when Larry Dunn makes fun of Rufus and Cody, Kenny laughs at them, too. A true friend could have stood up for Rufus and Cody.
In the novel, “The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963” by Christopher Paul Curtis, Byron can be very mean to others unlike his little brother Kenneth Watson. Kenny can be mean but most of the time he is very nice, loving, and caring. Kenny treats others better than Byron because he does not physically hurt people on purpose, he shares with everyone, and he is very caring to one another. Kenny does not intentionally hurt anyone physically unlike Byron. On page 16, the passage states “if my lips were stuck on the mirror attach to the car, Byron would have done some real, cruel stuff.”
Reader’s Response In the book The Watsons Go to Birmingham” by Christopher Curtis, a boy named Kenny and his family live in Flint, Michigan. Flint is having a cold winter so Kenny’s family decides they will go to his aunt’s house. Kenny’s older brother, Byron, gets into trouble so they have to go to Birmingham. Kenny’s brother Joetta goes to Sunday school in Birmingham.
First Thoughts When I first started reading Fever 1793, I already expected it to be an exceptional book. Since there was suspense of family and friends catching yellow fever, it made the book extremely intriguing. The book, Fever 1793, was about a girl named Matilda Cook, whose town got infested with a terrible pestilence called yellow fever. Like Matilda, I have had the feeling of losing my grandfather. Although I have never been to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, there has been a severe flu season this year.
The poem “Making Sarah Cry” and the play “The Watsons go to Birmingham” have the similar theme of being different. In “Making Sarah Cry” Sarah is different from the other kids on the playground. In “The Watsons go to Birmingham” the Watson family has a different skin color so they are separated from whites to do everyday tasks. The texts, both share a similar theme, but have different qualities. For example, in “Making Sarah Cry” only two people are excluded from playing with kids because of their differences.
Have you ever rode in a car for more than 24 hours? The plot in the book of “Watson’s Go To Birmingham”, is about a family going on a trip to Birmingham in 1963 and experience an event that makes them see how wrong color in the south are treated. The plot in the movie is more about how colored had been fighting for their rights and all the event leading up to everyone becoming equal. In “Watson’s Go To Birmingham”, lots of events changed the plot like the movie is focused mainly on Civil Rights while the book isn 't, but Joey leaves the church before it blows up in both, so there are some similarities. There are many differences between the book and the movie, like in the book they all stayed down at Grandma Sands, but in the movie the dad didn’t stay with them.
It also showed how hard it is to escape it, to keep fighting it or to conform like almost everyone else. The biggest examples I can think of that proves this are how much society had changed for Chief when he saw it again and how everything was almost completely identical, and the on going battle between Nurse Ratchet and McMurphy. Nurse Ratchet and her ward being society, trying to turn the patients into how they see fit so they can be fixed and going to live in society based on society's standards. McMurphy would the individual who would fight against the society he was forced to live in, just wanting to be free and be who he was, and he would do it until the very end. This book could also represent what was happening when it was written.
INTRODUCTION “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” This quote from Martin Luther King, Jr reminds everyone that acts of injustice do not occur in isolation; these acts affect not only those directly involved, but anyone who is living in the world that allows these acts to take place. Kenny Watson, the main character from The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis, and Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl living in Denmark in the 1940s, both experience injustice and through their experiences different character traits are revealed. Although, Anne Frank and Kenny Watson share similar character traits, one profound difference is what makes them unique characters. BODY One of the main similarities about Kenny and Anne is that they are both caring and kind.
This book was Pam Muñoz Ryan 's 13th book ever published out of 40. In the book, Esperanza Rising, it describes how there are many ups and downs during your life but to never be afraid to start over. The author of this book, Pam Muñoz Ryan, tells the main character 's story in the best way possible. Pam Muñoz Ryan wrote this book so it would have an impact on everyone who read it.
An amazing book, with a ton of amazing lessons that are taught in the book. This one takes place in Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. In this time, the Jim Crow laws were still in effect, and because of it, even an American citizen would be treated differently, because of a skin color.
It taught me that strength and perseverance can make a significant impact in life. I also learned that forgiveness and the ability to forgive is much more powerful than I ever realized. This novel sucked me into the story and its characters and took me on an emotional ride of highs and lows. Finally, it forced me to reevaluate my previous judgement of the homeless.
After completing the reading of this book, your task is to write your own list of lessons. Your lessons will be different from those in the book and should focus on your view of a portion of your world. Take a look at some of the examples listed below. You are not limited to these choices. They are only listed to provide you with some inspiration.