Byron gets his mouth stuck in the car rearview mirror because he thought he looked good.
That will teach you not to do that again!
Rufus and Cody, the new kids, get on the bus and are now the subject of bullying.
Byron is caught with matches and Mama tries to burn him to teach him a lesson.
Byron has put chemicals in his hair that his mom and dad do not like. As a result, the dad shaves Byron's head. His parents decide to take him to Birmingham, Alabama to spend the summer with their strict Grandma Sands.
The Watson's finally get to Birmingham and meet Grandma Sands and her friend Mr. Robert. Later, Kenny, Joey, and Byron go to a place called Collier's Landing, where six people have died. Byron and Joey leave but Kenny stays until he almost drowns and Byron saves him.
Joey goes to Sunday school at church with her neighbors. However, two white men drop a bomb on the church but Joey had stayed home by accident and is safe. Four people died though.