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2 The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 a collection of terms and images related to Christopher Paul Curtiss 1995 novel

3 the brown bomber (p. 6) That was what we called our car. It was a 1948 Plymouth that was dull brown and real big, Byron said it was turd brown. From Mikes 1940s Automobile

4 conk (p. 87) Byron had gotten a conk! A process! A do! A butter! A ton of trouble! His hair was reddish brown, straight, stiff and slick-looking. Parts of it stuck up like porcupine stickers because Momma hadnt been too gentle when she snatched the handkerchief off.

5 conk a lye-straightened hairdo popularized in the 1920s by Cab Calloway definition: The Racial Slur image: the KINGS of swing1/music/kings.htm Cab Calloway

6 Yakkety Yak Kennys favorite song Written by The Coasters Trivia! The group began in Los Angeles as The Robins. Later part of the group split off and formed a new group in New York. They called themselves The Coasters because of their coast-to-coast roots. Info: Rock and Roll Hall of Image:

7 Yakkety Yak Imagine Kenny and his family listening to this song while sitting in the Brown Bomber!

8 Yakkety Yak (p. 117) Each of us kids got to play four songs each (I played Yakety Yak all four times)…

9 The Brown Bombers TT AB-700, Ultraglide probably looked like this. Image:

10 Buster Brown shoes (p. 142) I took her shoes off for her, and inside one of her shoes was a kind of worn-down picture of a little white boy with a girls hairdo and a smiling dog. In a circle around both of them it said, Buster Brown. Image:

11 Buster Brown shoes (p. 117) image: As I drifted back to sleep I wondered what a little white boy would think if he knew he was getting stepped on every day by my sister.


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