Remember Me

Retail $17.95

In Cart: 0
Available: 8
School And Library
ISBN 9781590784402
Publisher Summary
Describes the feelings of a fictional character who witnessed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombings in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963.

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.
If you like this book, here are a few more suggestions
Kick in the Head : An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms Voice That Challenged a Nation : Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights Tangle of Knots My Brother Martin : A Sister Remembers Growing Up With The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Vision of Beauty : The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker Lewis Carroll Revolution Jip : His Story Word of Mouse Hide and Seek Robin Hood Coretta Scott Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Volcano : The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens Breadcrumbs Saving Lilly Freedom Riders : John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement Underneath School for the Insanely Gifted Blood on the River : James Town, 1607