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
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.
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 moral helps applies to everything, large or small, and everyone. Prompt #4: Write about an important lesson that was learned in the story. After reading this book, there were important lessons I learned. Though, the most significant lesson I learned was to never lose faith and hope.
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.
The Ideas in the book can also be applied to a deep understanding of any human issue. It 's a major key in life as well as help you dealing with it more effectively in a broad audience. Christ, Hitler,and,Buddha all acknowledged the fact and understood the principles and then guided millions of others.
Lesson 8: Journal Response I enjoyed reading Black Boy by Richard Wright because it was a touching story about the significant of books. In the story, Wright shares the story of the life-changing transformation books introduced into his life during a time of hardship. Books allowed him to change his perspective of life a feeling he describes as, “The impulse to dream had been slowly beaten out of me by experience. Now it surged up again and I hungered for books, new ways of looking and seeing. It was not a matter of believing or disbelieving what I read, but of feeling something new, of being affected by something that made the look of the world different.”
The book I’ve chosen is called Impossible and is written by Nancy Werlin. She is the author of many other books such as The Killer’s Cousin, And Then There Were Four, and The Rules of Survival. I haven’t read any of her other works. The book is a fiction book, this book is mostly directed towards teens and young adults. Normally I do read fiction books and I find this genre of books quite interesting.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 Three miserable days in this sleek turd we call a car. My parents were playing their favorite records from like the 20’s! They were so boring, but luckily for me, the sound of the car lulled me back to a place of rest. When I woke, I looked up out the window to see a crystal, clear, blue sky.
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.
The book that I have chosen for this semester was “Life in motion”, an autobiography by Misty Copeland. I personally chose to read this book because it is about a dancer and I am a dancer. This book stood out to me because she is my inspiration and has been for a long time. I look up to her and I decided well, to read a book about my inspiration.
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.
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. However, in “The Watsons go to Birmingham” an entire race is excluded from performing everyday tasks with whites because of their differences.