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 PresentNearly 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 ↠´ read ↠´ Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham ½ 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 BurnsThrough Intricately Interwoven Alternating Perspectives, Jennifer Latham S Lightning Paced Page Turner Brings The Tulsa Race Riot Of To Blazing Life And Raises Important Question About The Complex State Of US Race Relations Both Yesterday And Today I m read this in order to help my grandson understand it and I am going to have to agree to disagree This writer starts out by crediting the development of highway 66 with Tulsa going from a cow town to a city Tulsa has never been a cow town but rather was always developed because of the discovery of oil Quite a few of the mansions we have here were built in the early 1900 s with Maple ridge development beginning around 1912 Highway 66 didn t exist until 1926, 5 years after the riot Spoilers from here, if you don t want to know stop now Tulsa Central was founded in 1906 and was segregated to white students only, how was Will allowed to go there He was 1 2 Osage Couldn t find an answer for that one When the workers discovered the bones in the servants quarters they ran bc they were most likely undocumented A ↠´ Dreamland Burning Û While renovating the old servant s quarters on their property, Rowan s family discovers a skeleton buried beneath the floorboards Rowan and her best friend love a mystery so they begin trying to figure out who the skeleton was and who murdered him nearly 100 years ago Their main clue is a receipt for a Victrola with two sets of initials on it. In alternating chapters, Will is living in Tulsa during the time of the Jim Crow laws After he is part of a violent incident based on race, his vision of life begins to change and he is pulled deeper into the divide between white and black. I was trying to explain the book to my husband and he ended up confused because SO MUCH happens here but it is all expertly woven I am a high school librarian in Tulsa, OK, and it is shocking how most of my students know very little about this tragic event which took place right here in our own backyard Because of this, I am so grateful that the author targeted young adults by featuring teen protagonists who narrate the story The alternating perspectives of both characters, one from the time of the race riot in 1921, and the other from present day Tulsa, weave together seemlessly Their paths cross when skeletal remains are found by workmen who are remodeling the back house of an affluent historical home in today s Tulsa A murder mystery ensues, and we are taken back to people, places, and events that led up to one of the worst incidents of racial violence in U. S history, although many people remain uninforme
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