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Jane Addams Children's Honor Book
NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of the Year

This nonfiction picture book focuses on Birmingham Sunday, a fateful day and significant part of the Civil Rights movement, and places it in historical context.


Racial bombings were so frequent in Birmingham, Alabama that it became known as "Bombingham." Until September 15, 1963, these attacks had been threatening but not deadly. On that Sunday morning, however, a blast in the 16th Street Baptist Church ripped through the exterior wall and claimed the lives of four girls. The church was the ideal target for segregationists, as it was the rallying place for Birmingham's African American community, Martin Luther King, Jr., using it as his "headquarters" when he was in town to further the cause of desegregation and equal rights. Rather than triggering paralyzing fear, the bombing was the definitive act that guaranteed passage of the landmark 1964 civil rights legislation.

Book Details

Format: Trade Paperback
Price: 10.99 USD / 14.99 CAD
Published: 2022-09-13
ISBN: 9781635928327
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Page Count: 48
Trim Size: 11 x 10
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 "A standout book for its thorough research and comprehensive look at the incident that led to the 1964 passage of civil-rights legislation. (further reading, author's note, source notes, picture credits)" -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ "The book is beautifully designed, with good-quality, black-and-white photos, informative captions, and pertinent pull quotes. A worthy addition to any collection." -- School Library Journal, starred review

★ "Brimner's words and an accompanying story told in photographs will resonate with readers." --Library Media Connection, starred review

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