The USS Alabama has welcomed visitors to Mobile Bay since 1965, but
without the help of some dedicated schoolchildren, the mighty battleship
might have been lost forever. Complete with a glossary, illustrated
ship s diagram, and timeline, USS Alabama: Hooray for the Mighty A!
offers young readers a glimpse of the fascinating history of the
battleship and the way even the smallest of actions can produce
incredible results. Home to thousands of U.S. sailors, the USS Alabama
fought bravely in World War II, but after she finished her service, the
battleship was set to be scrapped. The people of Alabama decided they
had to save the mighty ship named for their proud state. No one was more
determined than Alabama s schoolchildren. Instead of spending their
allowance, children gave their pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters to
save the battleship and they raised almost $100,000! Their great effort
helped save the Mighty A , and secure her permanent home in Mobile Bay.