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Dreamland burning

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A compelling dual-narrated tale from Jennifer Latham that questions how far we've come with race relations. 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 present and the past. 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 questions about the complex state of US race relations--both yesterday and today.
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Full title dreamland burning
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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, Murder -- Fiction, Mystery and detective stories, Race relations -- Fiction, Riots -- Fiction, Tulsa (Okla.) -- Race relations -- Fiction, Young adult fiction
title_display Dreamland burning
title_full Dreamland Burning, Dreamland burning / Jennifer Latham
title_short Dreamland burning
topic_facet African Americans, Historical Fiction, Murder, Mystery, Mystery and detective stories, Race relations, Riots, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature