On the Road- The Brown Bomber, 1963
The second,and probably least significant, setting in the book is on the road traveling. This is important because it is how the Watsons got to Alabama. If this setting was not included, the book would make no sense; they would either randomly appear in Birmingham or they would never go there. Also, the road trip makes the huge contrast between Flint and Birmingham. It was kind of like a bridge that made the transition less sudden and shocking. It contrasts against the other two settings because in the car, the only people are the family members, and it is so enclosed.Outside in the two towns, the family has more space and they only have to tolerate each other for short periods, but on the road there is no escape and they have to overcome their differences, if only for a few hours. The setting of the Brown Bomber during the road trip is mentioned the least, but is still incredibly important and has an impact on the plot.