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The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Plot Diagram

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham summary Plot Diagram- 1963 by Christopher Curtis

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  • EXPOSITION
  • Help Me! Please!
  • CONFLICT
  • What would possess you to do that to your hair?
  • RISING ACTION
  • The "Weird Watsons" are introduced. Byron, the juvenile delinquent, gets his lips stuck to the frozen mirror.
  • CLIMAX
  • Byron is constantly causing problems. Mr. and Mrs. Watson resolve to bring the family to Alabama.
  • FALLING ACTION
  • What's wrong with Kenny?
  • The Watsons drive to Birmingham, Alabama and meet Grandma Sands. Byron's behavior improves, while Kenny becomes more mischievous.
  • RESOLUTION
  • The bombing at Joey's church leaves Kenny in shock; he sees what he thought was his sister's body buried under the rubble.
  • The Watsons return to Flint, Michigan. Kenny is traumatized by the church bombing and spends much of his time behind the couch.
  • Byron and Kenny discuss what happened in Alabama. The brothers become closer as Byron consoles Kenny.
  • You're safe now, Kenny. Nothing is going to hurt you.
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