The Question and Answer section for The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
His parents had threatened this before but nothing happened. Sending Kenny away would break up the family.
Joetta is very close to her brothers, and the apple of her parents' eyes..... she listens intently, always does what she's told, and she loves them.
Mama burned up Byron's desire to burn mataches by buring his fingers, just to give him a taste of what it would be like if he caught on fire.