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Unspeakable : the Tulsa Race Massacre

by Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

Format: Print Book 2021
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Summary

Winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards for Author and Illustrator

A Caldecott Honor Book

A Sibert Honor Book

Longlisted for the National Book Award

A Kirkus Prize Finalist

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book

"A must-have"--Booklist (starred review)

Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper provide a powerful look at the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's history. The book traces the history of African Americans in Tulsa's Greenwood district and chronicles the devastation that occurred in 1921 when a white mob attacked the Black community.

News of what happened was largely suppressed, and no official investigation occurred for seventy-five years. This picture book sensitively introduces young readers to this tragedy and concludes with a call for a better future.

Download the free educator guide here: https://lernerbooks.com/download/unspeakableteachingguide

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "ldquo;Once upon a time in Tulsa, there was a community called Greenwood." This Black community was rich in money, love, and culture. So much so that white people searched for any reason possible to tear that community down. This tragic, painful event in American history calls into question notions of freedom, equality, and opportunity ostensibly promised to Black Americans following the emancipation proclamation, and it's particularly pertinent in the current sociopolitical landscape, which is throwing a spotlight on systemic racism in America. Weatherford draws on the folktale flourish "once upon a time" to set a scene that feels far away and removed from our present reality, while Cooper's soft strokes of muted greens and sepia browns capture the event in a haze of both joy and mourning for the beauty of what Black Tulsa was. Unlike many historical picturebooks, Weatherford's doesn't shy away from naming white people as the perpetrator. This will cause obvious discomfort for some but will be the catalyst for conversation and change if read with eyes toward justice. Included are author's and illustrator's notes that explore their personal connections to the Tulsa Race Massacre in addition to photographs of Greenwood at the time of the massacre and today. Ideal for classroom libraries and a deeper study of American history, this title is a must-have for those seeking the painful and complete truth."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Without glossing over important facts, Weatherford (Dreams for a Daughter) tells the historical events of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre in language appropriate for young readers. Rhythmic free verse text highlights a thriving community in segregated Tulsa: prosperous Greenwood, also known as Black Wall Street, had "nearly two hundred businesses in all," including two Black-owned newspapers and 15 Black doctors. Using oil and erasure to form spare backgrounds and realistic, detailed portraits, Cooper's (Sprouting Wings) illustrations pull readers through the events, beginning with a white woman accusing a Black man of assault and resulting in his arrest, an inflammatory headline that incited an angry white mob, and the mob's subsequent massacre of Black citizens and burning of the entire Greenwood neighborhood. By focusing not just on the attack, but also on the positive achievements of the Black business owners, lawyers, and doctors of Greenwood, the book succeeds in teaching the tragedy of the Tulsa Race Massacre and the legacy of Black Wall Street. An author's note explains the impact of the event and a subsequent cover-up by the city. Ages 9--10. Author's agent: Rubin Pfeffer, Rubin Pfeffer Content. (Feb.)■"
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Additional Information
Subjects Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Okla., 1921 -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Violence against -- Oklahoma -- Tulsa -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Okla., 1921.
African Americans -- Violence against -- Oklahoma -- Tulsa -- History -- 20th century.
Greenwood (Tulsa, Okla.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Greenwood (Tulsa, Okla.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Tulsa (Okla.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Greenwood (Tulsa, Okla.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Greenwood (Tulsa, Okla.) -- History -- 20th century.
Tulsa (Okla.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Publisher Minneapolis :2021
Other Titles Tulsa Race Massacre
Contributors Cooper, Floyd, illustrator.
Audience Ages 8-12, Grades 4-6.
Language English
Awards Caldecott Honor Book, 2022
Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2022
Coretta Scott King Award, illustrator, 2022
Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, 2022
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781541581203
1541581202
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