All of a sudden and forever : help and healing after the Oklahoma City bombing

by Barton, Chris,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB j 976.6 BA
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB j 976.6 BA
Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 363.325 Barton
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  JUV 363.325 Barton
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj HV6432.6.B37 2020
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  qj HV6432.6.B37 2020
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 363.325 BARTO
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  J 363.325 BARTO
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 363.25 B28
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 363.25 B28
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile New Books  J 363.325 BAR 2020
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile New Books 
Call Number  J 363.325 BAR 2020
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 363.325 B
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 363.325 B
Wilkinsburg Public Library Nonfiction J 363.32 BAR HISTORY
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  J 363.32 BAR HISTORY

A profoundly moving nonfiction picture book about tragedy, hope, and healing from award-winning author Chris Barton.

Sometimes bad things happen, and you have to tell everyone. Sometimes terrible things happen, and everybody knows. On April 19, 1995, something terrible happened in Oklahoma City: a bomb exploded, and people were hurt and killed. But that was not the end of the story.

Those who survived--and those who were forever changed--shared their stories and began to heal. Near the site of the bomb blast, an American elm tree began to heal as well. People took care of the tree just as they took care of each other. The tree and its seedlings now offer solace to people around the world grappling with tragedy and loss.

Released to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, this book commemorates what was lost and offers hope for the future.

"[A] sensitively written and thoughtfully illustrated resource."--starred, School Library Journal

"An affecting story of loss . . ."--starred, Kirkus Reviews

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This moving picture book relates the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995. Rather than focusing on the perpetrators and the events leading up to the tragic moment, Barton centers the story around the resilience of the survivors and the elm tree that still stands near the site of the bombing and whose seedlings were dispersed among people affected by the tragedy. The text is at once quiet and impactful: Sometimes the elm trees were reminders of loss. Sometimes they were sources of comfort. Sometimes they were both. Debut illustrator Xu's artwork perfectly accompanies the narrative with muted blues, lavenders, and corals, elevating the spare words with emotion-filled landscapes. Though the characters don't have facial expressions, every figure emotes with its stance, arm position, and shape, and the ever-present greens of the elm tree light up the darkness with perpetual hope. This ultimately triumphant work of nonfiction reverently pays tribute to the memory of those whose lives were forever changed by this tragedy.--Shelley M. Diaz Copyright 2020 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1995 -- Juvenile literature.
Victims of terrorism -- Oklahoma -- Oklahoma City -- Juvenile literature.
Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1995.
Publisher Minneapolis :2020
Contributors Xu, Nicole, 1994- illustrator.
Audience Ages 7 and up.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781541526693
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