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Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

By Diondra K. Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Illuminating retelling of a tragic American event.

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Author Carole Boston Wetherford brilliantly tackles this palpably emotional and historical event in a way in which children can understand its meaning and consequences. The experience of reading Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. You're drawn in with a sense of familiarity as you learn more about the town's history and as you experience Floyd Cooper's warm and emotionally rich illustrations. Then that's contrasted with the total destruction of the town and the displacement of thousands of community members. This is an essential read to understand more about the culture of struggle and residency within the Black community.

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