Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Author(s) Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator(s) Floyd Cooper
Age Group 8-12
Publisher Carolrhoda Books
ISBN 978-1541581203
Year 2021
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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 Black people 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.

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