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The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Compare and Contrast

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Compare and contrast book and film The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Curtis

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  • NOVEL
  • Hi y'all! Are you eating squirrel for dinner?
  • FILM
  • Our parents were proud of us!
  • In the novel, Kenny becomes friends with Rufus, a poor southern boy new to Flint.
  • Nobody bothers my brother, but me. Have you had enough?
  • In the film, Byron, Kenny, and Joey listen to their cousins talk about the peaceful protests in the South and how they were arrested.
  • ...there is vivid evidence that they would no longer accept the patterns of the last one hundred years..
  • Byron throws Larry Dunn into the fence for stealing Kenny's gloves and bullying him.
  • A historically accurate newscast about the Children's Crusade in Birmingham catches the attention of Byron and Mrs. Watson.
  • Your kind is not welcome here!
  • Mrs. Watson attempts to burn Byron's finger, after catching him playing with matches.
  • Byron and Kenny unknowingly order at a whites only restaurant in Birmingham.
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