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Tulsa Race Massacre Book List

May 31 and July 1, 2021 mark the 100th anniversary of one of the worst chapters in U.S. history – the Tulsa Race Massacre. Here is a reading list of three children’s books and four adult titles. 

Children’s titles:

NEW THIS MONTH, out May 4! Across the Tracks: Remembering Greenwood, Black Wall Street, and the Tulsa Race Massacre, by Alverne Ball and Stacey Robinson. ISBN. 9781419755170. Hardcover $15.99 (Abrams ComicArts, 2021)

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, by Carole Boston Weatherford. Illus. by Floyd Cooper. ISBN 9781541581203. Hardcover $13.49 (Lerner Publishing Group / Carolrhonda Books, 2021)

The Tulsa Race Massacre, by Kara L. Laughlin. ISBN 9781503853713. Library Binding $21.95 (Child’s World Inc., 2021)

Adult titles:

The Burning: The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, by Tim Madigan. ISBN 9780312302474. Paperback $17.99 (Macmillan / St. Martin’s Griffin, 2003)

Riot and Remembrance: America’s Worst Race Riot and Its Legacy, by James S. Hirsch. SBN 9780618340767. Paperback $16.99 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Mariner Books, 2003)

Death in a Promised Land: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, by Scott Ellworth. Foreword by John Hope Franklin. ISBN 9780807117675. Paperback $18.95 (LSU Press, 1992)

Tulsa, 1921: Reporting a Massacre, by Randy Krehbiel, Foreword by Karlos K. Hill. ISBN 9780806168715. Paperback $21.95 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2021)

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