The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 - Christopher Paul Curtis Kenny is a child always in trouble, or getting into trouble. This reminds me of stories my father use to tell about being sent to the south especially when you were behaving badly for the summer. (Also, my father was sent back to the North due to his behavior down South one summer.) Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances (Civil Rights-Church Bombing) the summer for Kenny does not go as planned.