The Watsons Go To Birmingham

December 1, 2016

Sixth grade Language Arts students are starting a chapter book this week called, The Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis. The story is about an African American family who set out on a journey from Flint, Michigan into Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. Kenny, a ten-year- old boy, is the main character and tells the story from his point of view. This means the reader will know what the character is thinking and feeling, but not what the other characters. The 6th graders are also learning about the Civil Rights Movement along with the book. New vocabulary words such as intimidate, numb and vital are discussed along with the book. This is a great story and the students are showing they really enjoy the book.