RHONDA LYNN RUCKER

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Welcome to Bombingham

A page-turner—an unflinching account of one Birmingham teenager’s struggle for justice in the face of vicious racial hatred, at a time when doing right could get a person killed. This gripping story will raise eyebrows, quicken hearts, and awaken minds.   

~ Charles E. Collyer, Ph.D., Chair, Education Committee, NAACP Branch 7014 and co-author of Nonviolence: Origins and Outcomes 

A powerful reading experience. 

~ Candie Carawan, coauthor of Sing for Freedom: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs

...a masterful blend of news coverage and creatively fictionalized details of the modern Civil Rights Movement. 

~ William Turner, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor (Retired) of Appalachian Studies, Berea College, KY, coeditor (with Edward Cabbell) of Blacks in Appalachia

 

An inspiring young adult novel based on a time and place in which the police and Klan were synonymous... 

It’s 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama. Seventeen-year-old Earl B. Peterson is angry after the Klan bombs his house, killing his mother. His grades plummet and a teacher asks ace-student Shirley Dupree to tutor him. She advocates nonviolence, but he’s only interested in revenge, Malcolm-X style. 

Meanwhile, Earl B. finds an encrypted list of bombing sites. While investigating, he’s blocked by the mysterious Four Fingers. The menacing threats escalate until Earl B. finds himself battling for his life.

 

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Because there is really only one race. The human race.

 

A fine picture book to sit on the shelf alongside Ruby Bridges’ Through My Eyes (1999) and Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier’s Martin’s Big Words (2001). 

~ KIRKUS REVIEW