The Watsons Go To Birmingham Quotes

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Having a little pee in your pants had to be better than being dinner for some redneck.
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963)
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Wow. Who would want a fish for a pet when they could have a turtle?!
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963)
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Byron says he won't go there. He give Kenny and Joey a story about "Wool Pooh," the supposed evil twin of Winnie-the-Pooh. They believe him, but Kenny still wants to go.
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963)
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There's one good thing about getting in trouble: It seems like you do it in steps. It seems like you don't just end up in trouble but that you kind of ease yourself into it. It also seems like the worse the trouble is that you get into, the more steps it takes to get there. Sort of like you're getting a bunch of little warnings on the way; sort of like if you really wanted to you could turn around.
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963)
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Now, your mother and I made a deal when we first got married that if either one of us ever watched the 'wunnerful, wunnerful' Lawrence Welk Show or listened to country music the other one got to get a free divorce.
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963)
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But I was kind of surprised that God would send a saver to me in such raggedy clothes.
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cereal and went out into the
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There was going to be a battle something like if Godzilla met King Kong, or if Frankenstein met Dracula, or like when champion wrestler Bobo Brazil meets the Sheik!
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963)
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(Anika Noni Rose),
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963)
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Dad was in the United Auto Workers at work so seniority was real important in our house.
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963)
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It’s 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Times are hard. Ten-year-old Bud is a motherless boy on the run, and his momma never told him who his father was. But she left a clue: posters of Herman
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963)
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was caught up in a struggle for basic human rights that became known as the civil rights movement. Although the Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal and the Constitution had been amended after the Civil War to extend the rights and protections of citizenship to African Americans, changing the law of the land did not always change the way people behaved. In the Northern, Eastern and Western states, African Americans often faced discrimination, but it was not
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963)
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Every once in a while, Momma would make me go to Sunday school with Joey. Even though it was just a bunch of singing and coloring in coloring books and listening to Mrs. Davidson, I had learned one thing. I learned about getting saved. I learned how someone could come to you when you were feeling real, real bad and could take all of your problems away and make you feel better. I learned that the person who saved you, your personal saver, was sent by God to protect you and to help you out.
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963)
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My dinosaurs weren’t even in their graves for three hours before someone rolled their rocks away. Maybe it was a lot easier for a bunch of angels to get a million dinosaurs to heaven than it was to get the saver of the whole world there, but I wished they’d given me a couple more hours.
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963)
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It’s times like this when someone is talking to you like you are a grown-up that you have to be careful not to pick your nose or dig your drawers out of your butt.
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963)
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Christopher struggled for years, as a writer, before making a breakthrough with The Watsons Go to Birmingham, which was a Newbery Honor. He even wrote during his breaks, while working on an assembly line in a Detroit auto factory. β€œNow, that's persistence,” I told them.
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Mary Hollowell (The Forgotten Room: Inside a Public Alternative School for At-Risk Youth)
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Joetta.
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963)
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went off during Sunday school. Addie Mae Collins’s sister, Sarah, had to have an eye removed, and another girl was blinded. In the unrest that followed the bombing, two other African American children died. Sixteen-year-old Johnny Robinson was shot to death by police, and thirteen-year-old Virgil Wade was murdered by two white boys. Although these may be nothing more than names in a book to you now, you must remember that these children were just as precious to their families as Joetta was to the Watsons or as your brothers and sisters are to you.
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963)
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and public transportation applied economic pressure. Freedom Ridersβ€”African Americans and whitesβ€”took bus trips throughout the South to test federal laws that banned segregation in interstate transportation. Black students had enrolled in segregated schools such as Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the University of Alabama. Picketing, protest marches, and demonstrations made headlines. Civil rights workers carried out programs for voter education and registration. The goal was
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963)
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Byron had just turned thirteen so he was officially a teenage juvenile delinquent and
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963)
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road and find this mystery man, nothing can stop himβ€”not hunger, not cops, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. β€œA crackerjack
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963)
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and his momma never told him who his father was. But she left a clue: posters of Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!! Bud’s got
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963)
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who his father was. But she left a clue: posters of Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!! Bud’s got an idea that those posters will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road and find this mystery man, nothing can stop himβ€”not hunger, not cops, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. β€œA crackerjack read-aloud.
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963)
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Ten-year-old Bud is a motherless boy on the run, and his momma never told him who his father was. But she left a clue: posters of Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!! Bud’s got an idea that those posters will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road and find this mystery man, nothing can stop himβ€”not hunger, not cops, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself.
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963)
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Momma was the only one who wasn’t born in Flint so the cold was coldest to her. All you could see were her eyes too, and they were shooting bad looks at Dad. She always blamed him for bringing her all the way from Alabama to Michigan, a state she called a giant icebox. Dad was bundled up on the other side of Joey, trying to look at anything but Momma. Next to Dad, sitting with a little space between them, was my older brother, Byron.
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963)
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Leave it to Daddy Cool to kill a bird, then give it a funeral. Leave it to Daddy Cool to torture human kids at school all day long and never have his conscience
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963)
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Ms. Hackett prepared to lead a discussion on The Watsons go to Birmingham-1963. The boys had read the entire book and were surprised to learn that I had, too. I told them that the author, Christopher Paul Curtis, was a big man with dreadlocks, or at least he had dreadlocks several years ago.
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Mary Hollowell (The Forgotten Room: Inside a Public Alternative School for At-Risk Youth)
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I think we’ve got our fingers in God’s beard and as we drive along we’re tickling him.
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Christopher Paul Curtis (The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963)
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