Product Details
List Price:
$17.95
Ages:
10 to 18
Grades:
5
Pages:
48
Trim Size:
11" x 10"
Published:
02/2010
Imprint:
Calkins Creek
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-613-0
Lexile Level:
1190L

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Overview

Racial bombings were so frequent in Birmingham 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. Birmingham Sunday, a Jane Addams Children's Honor Book, NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book, and Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of the Year, centers on this fateful day and places it in historical context.

Reviews

* "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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Meet the Author

Larry Dane Brimner

Larry Dane Brimner is the award-winning author of a number of civil rights and social justice titles, including We Are One: The Story of Bayard RustinBirmingham SundayBlack & White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor and STRIKE! The Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights. He is also the author of The Rain Wizard: The Amazing, Mysterious, True Life of Charles Mallory Hatfield. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, and San Diego, California. Visit brimner.com.

 

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Larry Dane Brimner

Larry Dane Brimner is the award-winning author of a number of civil rights and social justice titles: We Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin, winning the Jane Addams Book Award and the Norman A. Sugarman Children's Biography Award; Birmingham Sunday, which was a 2011 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book and Teacher's Choice Award winner; and Black & White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene “Bull” Connor, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book (ALSC/ALA) and winner of the Carter G. Woodson Award (NCSS). He has also written Strike!: The Farm Workers’ Fight for their Rights, an Orbis Pictus Recommended Book (NCTE) and a Notable Book for a Global Society (IRA), and many more. 

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