Enter the hilarious world of 10-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. Theres Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, whos 13 and an official juvenile delinquent. When Momma and Dad decide its time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the amazing Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons set out on a trip like no other.
Theyre heading South. Theyre going to Birmingham, Alabama, toward one of the darkest moments in Americas history. The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.