There are three main settings in this book; the time of all three settings is 1963, during the Civil Rights Movement. the first is Flint, Michigan. Flint is the home of the Watson family and is in the north, so most of the Civil Rights drama is avoided there. the second is on the road, in the Brown Bomber. The Brown Bomber is the Watsons' car, which they drive to Birmingham, the third setting. Birmingham, Alabama is the final setting of the book. Alabama is a southern state, and therefor is in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement. Three main place where the book is set are Flint, in the Brown Bomber, and Birmingham.