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Unspeakable

By Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

A remarkable look at a significant moment in our nation’s past, shedding light on racial violence and offering hope for a better future.

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.

  • The one hundredth anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre (also called the Tulsa Race Riot) is on May 31-June 1 of 2021
  • The Tulsa Race Massacre has been referenced recently in books/TV: it’s an element in Jacqueline Woodson's adult novel Red at the Bone and is in the first episode of HBO's Watchmen
  • Plans are currently in the works to excavate a potential mass grave in Tulsa, which has been generating newspaper coverage

About the author

Carole Boston Weatherford is the author of numerous award-winning books. When she's not traveling or visiting museums, Carole is mining the past for family stories, fading traditions, and forgotten struggles. She lives in North Carolina.

About the illustrator

Floyd Cooper is a Coretta Scott King Award winner and the illustrator of Ruth and the Green Book. Floyd received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania.

ISBN: 9781541581203
Imprint: Carolrhoda Books – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: May 5, 2021
Dimensions: 235 x 279mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $32.99
New Zealand RRP: $35.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

Last updated on 09/05/21 at 22:32:44
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