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Birmingham, 1963
Contributor(s): Weatherford, Carole Boston (Author)

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ISBN: 1590784405     ISBN-13: 9781590784402
Publisher: Wordsong
OUR PRICE: $15.26  

Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: September 2007
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Poetry - General
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History - United States - 20th Century
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Science - Politics & Government
Dewey: 811.6
LCCN: 2006038105
Age Level: 10-15
Grade Level: 5-10
Lexile Measure: 910(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.42" H x 7.84" W x 8.14" (0.66 lbs) 39 pages
- Chronological Period - 1960's
- Cultural Region - South
- Geographic Orientation - Alabama
- Locality - Birmingham, Alabama
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Topical - Death/Dying
Features: Bibliography, Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: North Carolina Children's Book Award, Nominee, Junior Book, 2009
Jane Addams Children's Book Award, Honor Book, Books for Older Children, 2008
Jefferson Cup, Winner, Young Adults, 2008
Rhode Island Children's Book Awards, Nominee, Grades 3-6, 2009
Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 08/15/2007 pg. 870
Booklist 09/15/2007 pg. 64
Kirkus Best Children's Books 11/15/2007 pg. 1
School Library Journal 12/01/2007 pg. 159
Multicultural Review 03/01/2008 pg. 83
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 116743
Reading Level: 4.4   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
A poetic tribute to the victims of the racially motivated church bombing that served as a seminal event in the struggle for civil rights. In 1963, the eyes of the world were on Birmingham, Alabama, a flashpoint for the civil rights movement. Birmingham was one of the most segregated cities in the United States. Civil rights demonstrators were met with police dogs and water cannons. On Sunday, September 15, 1963, members of the Ku Klux Klan planted sticks of dynamite at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, which served as a meeting place for civil rights organizers. The explosion killed four little girls. Their murders shocked the nation and turned the tide in the struggle for equality. A Jane Addams Children's Honor Book, here is a book that captures the heartbreak of that day, as seen through the eyes of a fictional witness. Archival photographs with poignant text written in free verse offer a powerful tribute to the young victims.
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