Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

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Carolrhoda Books (R)
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9.4 X 11.0 X 0.3 inches | 0.98 pounds

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About the Author

Carole Boston Weatherford is the award-winning author of more than 50 books of poetry, nonfiction, and children's literature. She is the recipient of a Newbery Honor, Coretta Scott King Author Honor, two NAACP Image Awards, a WNDB Walter Award, and numerous other accolades. Her books include I, Matthew Henson; Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive; and Be a King. She resides in North Carolina where she teaches at Fayetteville State University.

Floyd Cooper has received a Coretta Scott King Award and three Coretta Scott King Honors for his illustrations. Mr. Cooper received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma. His books include Max and the Tag-Along Moon, Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, and Jump!: From the Life of Michael Jordan. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children.

"This moving account sheds light on shameful events long suppressed or ignored. All collections should consider this title's value in providing historical context to current conversations about racism and America's ongoing legacy of white supremacy."--starred, School Library Journal

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"Unspeakable deserves to be read by every student of American history." --starred, BookPage

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"[S]ucceeds in teaching the tragedy of the Tulsa Race Massacre and the legacy of Black Wall Street."--starred, Publishers Weekly

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"Far from romanticizing history, Weatherford is equally descriptive in explaining how a false accusation of assault brought simmering racial tensions to a violent end . . . Cooper's illustrations ('oil and erasure') are the perfect partner to this history, the sepia-toned images resembling historical photographs. The portraits of Black residents are particularly moving, seeming to break the fourth wall to implore the reader to remember their story."--starred, The Horn Book Magazine

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"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."--starred, Booklist

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"A somber, well-executed addition to the history as the incident approaches its 100th anniversary."--starred, Kirkus Reviews

-- (12/1/2020 12:00:00 AM)

"These sensitively written, beautifully illustrated books restore this often-elided history while explaining the ensuing tragedy in a manner appropriate for children."--New York Times Book Review

-- (5/28/2021 12:00:00 AM)