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Lisa McNair holds her memoir Dear Denise: Letters to the Sister I Never Knew, recounting growing up in Birmingham, Ala., after her sister Denise and three other Black girls were murdered in the Ku Klux Klan bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church. Taylor Jennings-Brown/NPR hide caption

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Her sister was killed in the Birmingham church bombing. A new book tells their story

In a new memoir, Lisa McNair recounts growing up in Birmingham, Ala., after her sister Denise and three other Black girls were murdered in the 1963 Ku Klux Klan bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church.

Lisa McNair holds her memoir Dear Denise: Letters to the Sister I Never Knew, recounting growing up in Birmingham, Ala., after her sister Denise and three other Black girls were murdered in the Ku Klux Klan bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church. Taylor Jennings-Brown/NPR hide caption

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Her sister was killed in the Birmingham church bombing. A new book tells their story

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