Flint, Michigan, 1963
Flint Michigan is the home of the Watson family, also known as the Weird Watsons. It is extremely cold there. This contrasts to the setting of Birmingham, because Alabama is very hot, especially when the Watsons visit. Michigan also happens to be in the north. This is very significant in the story because it takes place in the Civil Rights Movement, and their northern home makes it more believable how unaware they are of the hatred of Blacks in the south. Finally, Byron's best friend and fellow delinquent, lives in Flint. This makes it much easier and more possible for Byron to act up; when he is with Buphead, he has a partner in crime and a terrible influence. One of the three main settings in The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963, and is significant because it is cold, northern, and the home of Byron's friend, Buphead.