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by Jessica McBirney

2016

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "The 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing" by Jessica McBirney.

The bombing of the 16th Street Church in Birmingham, Alabama during the 1960s was both a tragic and pivotal event of the Civil Rights movement.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Comedy & Tragedy, Community, Prejudice & Discrimination, and Social Change & Revolution as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What are the effects of prejudice?", "How do people create change?", "What can we learn from tragedy?", and "What is the importance of community?"

Ways to support your child: