For example, Kenny knows that Momma repeats herself when she's irritated, and he can always tell when Byron is about to get into trouble or pull a trick. To break the bondage of oppression. The family, devastated on hearing the news, rush to the Church to look for Joey. Seen by Wilona, Kenny, Byron, Joey, and Daniel when they arrived in Birmingham. In a World of Pure Imagination Even though Kenny is smart, he's still a kid at heart—and this kid has one wild imagination. Joey has a special relationship with Byron. Even Byron seemed like a changed man.
Curtis - before donning the cap of a writer, worked in an automobile factory for a considerable time. Kenny wants Rufus Fry, one of the two entrants to be his personal 'saver' and goes on becoming good friends with him. Despite swaddling themselves in winter wear, there is no reprieve for the Watson family and so they are all huddled up under a blanket on the couch. Joetta Joey Watson is the youngest of the Watsons. Please answer if you read the book. They are two of the three oldest kids in Clark Elementary School.
Fortunately for Byron, Joey manages to stop her. It's considered a coming-of-age story because they both learn lessons that help them grow as people and care for their family. The next thing I knew was that the whole family was packed up and on their way to Birmingham, Alabama. Meanwhile, Kenny putters off into the crumbled Church and finds a shoe similar to the one that Joey wore that morning. He's kind, a little shy, but a good friend once you get to know him, and he loves to play with his collection of little plastic dinosaurs. Byron tells Kenny that the bombing is not his fault and there was nothing he could have done.
Byron Watson is the oldest Watson child and sort of a bad seed. This lesson summarizes this work of historical fiction and details its characters and theme. But with two new entrants in the school, he feels happy as his days were going to change for good. He starts hiding out behind the couch and won't talk to anyone. Joetta was in tears and Byron was praying that the matches Kenny was getting was not meant for him. He even gets a record player for the car that leaves momma in fumes. Joey's properly terrified, but Kenny decides to disregard his grandmother's warning and go swimming anyhow.
Kenny decides to come out from hiding and be part of his family again. As soon as they realize that Joetta is safe, the Watsons decide to immediately return home to Flint, trying to avoid explaining the full implications of what has happened to the children. Underneath all this tomfoolery though, Kenny really does want to understand Byron and get along with him. She is also a peacemaker, as may be seen by how she defends Byron when he gets punished. Momma misses the South and always wants to go back there, but realizes that things for the family are better in Flint. The themes of the story include those of family and friendship, which is expressed by Kenny learning his place in the family and the value of being a true friend. That was what he least wanted.
Byron's list of trouble includes getting his lips stuck to the mirror of the family's car he was kissing the glass in sub-freezing weather , getting into numerous fights at school, doing so poorly he's at risk of repeating sixth grade again, setting fires, stealing, and having a meltdown after accidentally killing a bird with a cookie he stole. Themes The Watsons Go to Birmingham is a coming-of-age story about Kenny and Byron Watson. The school year progresses and Kenny keeps us up to speed on the highlights, which mostly involve Byron getting into trouble. Soon after, they learn that the Church Joey had gone to has been bombed. I had no choice, but to go get momma. Kenny, our narrator, is in fourth grade, and their little sister Joetta Joey is in kindergarten.
The family finally sets out on their trip to Birmingham. So the Watsons load up the 1948 Plymouth Brown Bomber outfitted with a true tone Ultra-Glide turntable and head South with plenty of comedy en route. Family and friendshipis another theme of this novel. Joey goes to church with Mrs. Davidson - is the religious next-door neighbor of the Watsons. What's harder to understand is why Kenny would join in on laughing at Rufus when Larry Dunn makes fun of him for being poor.
Together from the start of the story, the central figures throughout the story are the five members of the Watson family. Those who are into both are always draw differences. He's perceptive, which means he's good at figuring out how other people are feeling by just watching them closely. Kenny is surprised to see Grandma Sands as she was nowhere close to what he had imagined her to be but a teeny-weeny old woman. As he heads toward Collier's Landing, his imagination starts to get the better of him and he even starts looking down in the water to see if the Wool Pooh is hiding somewhere. Byron tells Kenny and Joey that the Wool Pooh whirl pool.