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Spring 2021

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Longlisted for the National Book Award A Kirkus Prize Finalist A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book "A must-have"—Booklist (starred review) Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 976.6/8600496073

Reviews

The New York Times Book Review

“These sensitively written, beautifully illustrated books restore this often-elided history while explaining the ensuing tragedy in a manner appropriate for children.”—New York Times Book Review

 

School Library Journal

“This moving account sheds light on shameful events long suppressed or ignored. All collections should consider this title’s value in providing historical context to current conversations about racism and America’s ongoing legacy of white supremacy.”—starred, School Library Journal

 

BookPage

“Unspeakable deserves to be read by every student of American history.” —starred, BookPage

 

Publishers Weekly

“[S]ucceeds in teaching the tragedy of the Tulsa Race Massacre and the legacy of Black Wall Street.”—starred, Publishers Weekly

 

The Horn Book Magazine

“Far from romanticizing history, Weatherford is equally descriptive in explaining how a false accusation of assault brought simmering racial tensions to a violent end . . . Cooper’s illustrations (‘oil and erasure’) are the perfect partner to this history, the sepia-toned images…

 

Booklist

“Ideal for classroom libraries and a deeper study of American history, this title is a must-have for those seeking the painful and complete truth.”—starred, Booklist

 

Kirkus Reviews

“A somber, well-executed addition to the history as the incident approaches its 100th anniversary.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews