Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Amazon Prime Free Trial required. Sign up when you check out. Learn More
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Birmingham, 1963 [Hardcover]

Carole Boston Weatherford

List Price: CDN$ 20.04
Price: CDN$ 14.75 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
You Save: CDN$ 5.29 (26%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Want it delivered Tuesday, October 28? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.
Join Amazon Student in Canada

Book Description

Sept. 1 2007
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 StreetBaptist 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.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Wordsong; 1 edition (Sept. 1 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590784405
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590784402
  • Product Dimensions: 20.7 x 19.9 x 1.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,002,174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description


* "A gorgeous memorial to the four killed on that horrible day, and to the thousands of children who braved violence to help change the world." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Filled with emotion. . . . This is a book that should be in every library collection." --Library Media Connection, starred review

* "An intimate experience. . . . An emotional read, made even more accessible and powerful by the viewpoint of the child narrator." --School Library Journal, starred review

About the Author

Carole Boston Weatherfordis an award-winning poet and author of over two dozen books for children, includingMoses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to FreedomandFreedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins.She has won the Carter G. Woodson Award from the National Council for the Social Studies and the Juvenile Literature Award from the American Association of University Women-North Carolina. Carole Boston Weatherford is an award-winning poet and author of over two dozen books for young readers. She lives in North Carolina.

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.ca
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Birmingham, 1963 Feb. 16 2008
By M. E. Pesko - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
One of my favorite books is THe Watson's Go to Birmingham -1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. This new book by Carole Weatherford is an excellent addition to a text set on the Civil Rights Movement. THrough the eyes of a 10-year old girl attending church on that fateful Sunday in September, Weatherford creates a tribute not only to the four little girls who died in the bombing, but to all those who worked for change despite the cruelty and horror of the times. Both books should be accompanied by Spike Lee's "Four Little Girls." Weatherford's book about the Greensboro sit-ins - Freedom on the Menu - adds another dimension to the story. I would start out the unit with The Story of Ruby Bridges and THrough My Eyes (by Ruby Bridges) - books that tell about the integration of New Orleans schools in 1960. All these books allow us to see the times through the eyes of children.
THe photos in Birmingham, 1963 help today's students get a sense of the times. THe four photos of the girls at the end accompanied by short poems about each helps today's children see how these girls were real children who played with their friends, participated in band and scouts and church and dreamed of their future.

Look for similar items by category