Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 by Christopher
Ten-year-old Kenny and his 13-year-old brother Byron have
typical sibling rivalry. When Byron tries his parents' patience
for the last time, they decide to ship him off to his grandmother
in Birmingham, Alabama. These Flint, Michigan boys encounter
Birmingham at its most turbulent time, the burning of the
Sixteenth Avenue Baptist Church with four young girls inside.
Currence selected a young adult novel for an historical fiction
unit of study. This particular novel features sibling rivalry
at its best, which engages students in making personal connections
to the text.