All of a Sudden and Forever

  • Title:All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing
  • Author:Chris Barton
    Illustrated by Nicole Xu
  • Publication Date:February 2020
  • Grade Level:2-8
  • ISBN:9781541526693
  • Publisher:Lerner Publishing

One April morning in Oklahoma City, something terrible happened. A man parked a truck in front of a big building. Inside that truck was a bomb. The bomb exploded. 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 began to heal as well. It grew new leaves. It produced seeds. It offered solace to those in Oklahoma City—and to those around the country and the world looking for ways to recover.

This moving remembrance from award-winning author Chris Barton and debut illustrator Nicole Xu commemorates what was lost and offers hope for the future.


Author Bio

Chris Barton is the author of picture books included on 19 state reading lists. Chris has advocated for greater diversity in children’s literature by co-founding the Modern First Library program with BookPeople.

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