Dreamland Burning

Dreamland Burning

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 143 x 211 x 27mm | 334g
  • Little, Brown Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0316384909
  • 9780316384902
  • 83,159

Review quote

* Latham masterfully weaves together the story of two well-off, mixed-race teenagers--Rowan, in the present, and Will, who lived in Tulsa in 1921--in this fast-paced, tension-filled look at race, privilege, and violence in America... This timely story gives readers an unflinching look at the problem of racism, both past and present, while simultaneously offering the hope of overcoming that hatred.
--Booklist (starred review)
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About Jennifer Latham

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.

http://www.jenniferlatham.com
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Rating details

8,512 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
5 40% (3,445)
4 45% (3,838)
3 12% (1,044)
2 2% (138)
1 1% (47)
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