Dreamland Burning (Hardcover)

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I devoured this book in 1 sitting! A seamless story of a biracial teen who discovers a buried body on her family's property from the Tulsa riots in the 1920s. A powerful statement on race relations, meticulously researched and timely with the Black Lives Matter Movement.

— Martha Cornwell

Description


Some bodies won't stay buried.
Some stories need to be told.

When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family's property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the past... and the present.
Nearly one hundred years earlier, a misguided violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what's right the night Tulsa burns.
Through intricately interwoven alternating perspectives, Jennifer Latham's lightning-paced page-turner brings the Tulsa race riot of 1921 to blazing life and raises important question about the complex state of US race relations - both yesterday and today.

About the Author


Jennifer Latham is an army brat with a soft spot for kids, books, and poorly behaved dogs. She's the author of Scarlett Undercover and lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with her husband and two daughters.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316384933
ISBN-10: 0316384933
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 21st, 2017
Pages: 384
Language: English