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Birmingham Sunday

In the years leading up to 1963, racial bombings were so frequent in Birmingham that it acquired the moniker “Bombingham.” Until September 15, these attacks had been threatening but not deadly. On that Sunday morning, however, a blast in the Sixteenth Sttreet Baptist Church ripped through the exterior walls and claimed the lives of four children--all girls. Before nightfall, two more children--boys--would die, victims of Birmingham’s racial violence. PUBLICATION DATE: OCTOBER 2010; grades 4 and above. “Thorough research that includes FBI files, police surveillance records, and primary- source documents gives a detailed and fascinating look at the intense, decades-long federal and state investigation. This information, accompanied by the personal reflections from both the families of the victims and the perpetrators, ensures that readers will never forget the human impact of this significant part of the Civil Rights Movement. 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 Kirkus Reviews, starred review Library Media Connection, starred review Orbis Pictus Honor Book -- NCTE Jane Addams Honor Book -- Jane Addams Peace Association Notable Trade Book for Young People -- NCSS Notable Book for a Global Society -- International Reading Association Society for School Librarians International Honor Book VOYA Nonfiction Honor List                                                                                                    
© Larry Dane Brimner, Trustee, Brimner/Gregg Trust, 2015; Home Page Author Photo Credit: Roxyanne Young
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Birmingham Sunday

In the years leading up to 1963, racial bombings were so frequent in Birmingham that it acquired the moniker “Bombingham.” Until September 15, these attacks had been threatening but not deadly. On that Sunday morning, however, a blast in the Sixteenth Sttreet Baptist Church ripped through the exterior walls and claimed the lives of four children--all girls. Before nightfall, two more children--boys--would die, victims of Birmingham’s racial violence. PUBLICATION DATE: OCTOBER 2010; grades 4 and above. “Thorough research that includes FBI files, police surveillance records, and primary-source documents gives a detailed and fascinating look at the intense, decades-long federal and state investigation. This information, accompanied by the personal reflections from both the families of the victims and the perpetrators, ensures that readers will never forget the human impact of this significant part of the Civil Rights Movement. 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 Kirkus Reviews, starred review Library Media Connection, starred review Orbis Pictus Honor Book -- NCTE Jane Addams Honor Book -- Jane Addams Peace Association Notable Trade Book for Young People -- NCSS Notable Book for a Global Society -- International Reading Association Society for School Librarians International Honor Book VOYA Nonfiction Honor List