The Burning (Young Readers Edition): Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921
by Tim Madigan
Publication Date: May 11, 2021
List Price: $19.99
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Henry Holt & Company
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
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One of the worst acts of racial violence in American history took place in 1921, when a White mob numbering in the thousands decimated the thriving Black community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Burning recreates Greenwood at the height of its prosperity, explores the currents of hatred, racism, and mistrust between its Black residents and Tulsa’s White population, narrates events leading up to and including Greenwood’s devastation, and documents the subsequent silence that surrounded this tragedy. Delving into history that’s long been pushed aside, this is the true story of Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre, with updates that connect the historical significance of the massacre to the ongoing struggle for racial justice in America.
- Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / 20Th Century
- Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism
- Tulsa Race Massacre Books