The Burning (Young Readers Edition) : Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921
By Tim Madigan, Author & Hilary Beard, Adaptation. A powerful middle-grade adaptation of The Burning, the true story of Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre. In 1921, a white mob murdered hundreds of citizens and decimated the thriving Black community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With chilling details, humanity, and the narrative thrust of compelling fiction, The Burning recreates the town of Greenwood at the height of its prosperity, explores the currents of hatred, racism, and mistrust between its Black residents and neighboring Tulsa's white population, narrates events leading up to and including Greenwood's annihilation, and documents the subsequent silence that surrounded this great tragedy. Delving into history that's long been pushed aside, much like Hidden Figures, In the Shadow of Liberty, and Claudette Colvin, this is the true story of Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre, adapted for young readers. For ages 12 and up.