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.
They were scared of the mountains. Byron purposely frightened Kenny by saying there were "crackers and rednecks" in the woods,
Byron's lips become stuck to the side view mirror after kissing his reflection. They are frozen to the car. The removal of his lips from the frozen mirror, and the ensuing wounds, earn him the name of the "lipless wonder."
The family is driving through the winding mountains. They are so high up that father says it's like, they have their fingers tangled up in God's beard.