Tulsa Burning

Tulsa Burning

3.86 (218 ratings by Goodreads)
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The day he buried his pa, Nobe Chase lost everything-his father, his home, and his dog, Rex. Worst of all, he had to move into town to live with Sheriff Leonard-dog killer, wife stealer, and secret law-breaker of all sorts. That day, Nobe found a new purpose for his life-revenge. Hate takes over his life, burning out of control inside him. Nobe learns how dangerous hate can be when it is unleashed in a fury of fire and gunpowder during a race riot in nearby Tulsa. When the violence spills over into his hometown, Nobe must decide what kind of man he is going to become-one driven by vengeance or one driven by courage.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 135 x 195 x 11mm | 136g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0802776965
  • 9780802776969

Review quote

" In this emotional page-turner, Myers expertly captures an era of poisonous racism while conveying the strong, true voice of a courageous young man." -- "Booklist" (starred review)
" A love interest, a wise and wily sheriff's wife, and an airplane ride flesh out this gripping novel. . . . [T]his absorbing book is excellent for group discussions." -- "School Library Journal"
" Descriptions are poetic and vivid; the narrative is deep and soulful." -- "Kirkus Reviews
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About Anna Myers

Anna Myers has authored numerous books for Walker & Company, including Flying Blind, of which Booklist said, "The characters don't disappoint, and there's plenty of action to drive the plot. . . . A lively read." Her Tulsa Burning and When the Bough Breaks were both selected as New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age; she is a two-time winner of the Oklahoma Book Award for Children's Books; and she has garnered numerous other awards for her work. Anna lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Rating details

218 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 32% (70)
4 32% (70)
3 28% (62)
2 5% (11)
1 2% (5)
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