Chris Barton Book Signing

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Come join Best of Books in welcoming children's book author Chris Barton as he visits Oklahoma! He will be here on Thursday, April 16 at 6pm.

On April 19, 1995, a man parked a truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Inside that truck was a bomb. The bomb exploded; people were killed and hurt. But that is not the end of the story. Those who survived began to share their experiences and heal. Near the site of the bomb blast, an American elm tree began to heal as well. It grew new leaves and produced seeds. Renamed the Survivor Tree, it was moved to the grounds of the memorial as a symbol of strength and resilience. The Survivor Tree continues to offer solace to people in Oklahoma City--and to people around the world grappling with tragedy and loss.

Released to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, this nonfiction picture book from award-winning author Chris Barton and debut illustrator Nicole Xu commemorates what was lost and offers hope for the future.

Chris Barton is the author of acclaimed nonfiction picture books including Dazzle Ships, Whoosh!, 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

Event date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
1313 E. Danforth
Edmond, OK 73034
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: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - February 4th, 2020