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A Civil Rights Novel For A Young Adult Audience

Welcome To Bombingham book cover

“Welcome To Bomingham” is a new young adult novel set in Birmingham in the early 1960’s, examining the racial violence against African-Americans there during segregation and the civil rights movement.

That violence included dozens of bombings in the two decades after World War II.

Rhonda Lynn Rucker of Maryville is the author of “Welcome To Bombingham”...