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Signed, Personalized Copies of ALL OF A SUDDEN AND FOREVER!



We're proud to offer signed, personalized copies of
Chris Barton's new book,
All of a Sudden and Forever:
Help and Healing after the Oklahoma City Bombing



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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.


Chris Barton is the author of acclaimed nonfiction picture books including Dazzle ShipsWhoosh!What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?, and The Day-Glo Brothers, which was awarded a Sibert Honor. Chris lives in Austin, Texas, with his family. Visit his website at www.chrisbarton.info

Thank you for supporting author Chris Barton and BookPeople, a local independent bookstore, with your pre-order.

All of a Sudden and Forever: Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Nicole Xu (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781541526693
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - February 4th, 2020