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Birmingham 1963

Carole Boston Weatherford ✓ 6 Free read

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 Ci. Very powerful book written in a contemporary poetry style The poem tells the true story of four African American girls who were killed when the Ku Klux Klan placed sticks of dynamite in their church Told from a fictional narrator this book offers insight into the innocence of these young girls and the implications this tragedy had on other African American girls at the timeGripping black and white photos highlighted with red captivate the reader's attention The image of a stained glass window of Jesus with his face blown out from the explosion provides a harsh reality to readers as well

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Ed the nation and turned the tide in the struggle for euality 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. Just a good uick read to learn from our past

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Vil 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 shock. Simple clear poetry that explains an awful event with clear imagery This book would be a great addition to any civil rights lessons in a classroom setting The author's note adds a lot to the story as well


About the Author: Carole Boston Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford is a children's book author and poet who mines the past for family stories fading traditions and forgotten struggles A number of Weatherford's books tell the stories of African American historical figures such as Harriet Tubman Jesse Owens and Billie Holiday Other books recount historical events such as the Greensboro Sit ins and the bombing of the Sixteenth Stree



10 thoughts on “Birmingham 1963

  1. says:

    I chose to rate this book 5 stars and add it to my favorites because it does a really good job of giving students and understanding and realistic glimpse into a very painful part of american history I think this short story really helps bring history to life especially from a childs perspective This book would be a really great addition to a classroom read aloud for grades 3 5 or as a resource to understand american history and the civil rights movement for grades 4 8 Though the narrator is fictions the book is filled with actual photographs from the civil rights movement of 1963 and actual descriptions of how children and students participated in the protests and were effected by the violence Genre historical fiction historical nonfiction Reading level 44


  2. says:

    Published in 2007 by WordsongInterest Level 6th 10th GradeThis is a book of poetry is from the perspective of young girl in Birmingham who eventually faces a gruesome death due to her race This book chronicles part of the Civil Rights Movement through poetry and vivid pictures that portray various aspects of the struggle for eual rights The young girl's voice is heard throughout the photographs as narrations of each event Eventually the girl faces her death and her name is revealed to be a compilation of the voices of several girls that perished in the same way and place The pace and tone of this book are uick and somewhat fearful Each poem increases the intensity of the events and creates a stir of emotion in the reader The point of view explored also creates a sense of innocence and faith that push the reader to want to find out if the main character succeeds in her struggle for eual rightsAlthough this is a short book I think that the verse and photographs meld gracefully and allow the reader to move along with the events that seem to happen so uickly At the end the author pays homage to the girls that perished and there is an author's note about the various events presented and the photographs in the book Each page is stylized with red streaks juxtaposed against the black and white photos and pages which gives the impression of conflict between white and black as well as of the impending devastating events


  3. says:

    Very powerful book written in a contemporary poetry style The poem tells the true story of four African American girls who were killed when the Ku Klux Klan placed sticks of dynamite in their church Told from a fictional narrator this book offers insight into the innocence of these young girls and the implications this tragedy had on other African American girls at the timeGripping black and white photos highlighted with red captivate the reader's attention The image of a stained glass window of Jesus with his face blown out from the explosion provides a harsh reality to readers as well


  4. says:

    Told in poetry format this was a story that told about a true bombing which took place in Birmingham Alabama in 1963 which killed young girls There was a very informative back section that explained some about the civil rights movement and how children were used in the fight against racism when adults didn't want to lose their jobs The poem itself the book explained was not entirely true but the historical events in it were I felt real emotion when I read this book and found myself with tears in my eyes when it showcased short biographies of the young girls that died accompanied by photos of them It was a very good book probably for fifth or middle graders and above


  5. says:

    2007 Poetry historical non fiction A really moving and enlightening picture book in verse about the tragic racially motivated bombing in a church during the civil rights movement


  6. says:

    Simple clear poetry that explains an awful event with clear imagery This book would be a great addition to any civil rights lessons in a classroom setting The author's note adds a lot to the story as well


  7. says:

    Just a good uick read to learn from our past


  8. says:

    Good pictures and story


  9. says:

    Powerfully moving poetry book on the Birmingham bombings at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and the four lives lost Haunting


  10. says:

    This book hits home The narration from a ten year old's point of view is what will help reader's relate and better understand the real events depicted


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