Spring 2021

Unspeakable

The Tulsa Race Massacre

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper provide a powerful look at the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation’s history. The book traces the history of African Americans in Tulsa’s Greenwood district and chronicles the devastation that occurred in 1921 when a white mob attacked the Black community.

News of what happened was largely suppressed, and no official investigation occurred for seventy-five years. This picture book sensitively introduces young readers to this tragedy and concludes with a call for a better future.

Format Your Price
978-1-5415-8120-3
On pre-order until 02/02/2021
$13.49
978-1-7284-1738-7
On pre-order until 02/02/2021
$20.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diversity, Social Studies
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-02-02
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF053140, JNF025180, JNF053210
Dewey 976.6/8600496073
Dimensions 9.25 x 11
Guided Reading Level X
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, and eSource

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

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

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford is the author of numerous award-winning books. When she's not traveling or visiting museums, Carole is mining the past for family stories, fading traditions, and forgotten struggles. She lives in North Carolina.

Illustrator: Floyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper is a Coretta Scott King Award winner and illustrator of numerous books for children including Ruth and the Green Book, A Spy Called James, and Unspeakable. He received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma, and currently lives in Easton, Pennsylvania with his wife and two sons.