Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Tracing the little-known history of African Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when an armed white mob attacked the Black community in 1921, this story highlights the complexity of the historical era and the circumstances that led to racial violence and the tragedy of the Tulsa Race Massacre. This engaging picture book provides an age-appropriate introduction to the very difficult historical event and is suitable for Grade 4 and up. It focuses on racism and injustice—timely themes that may permit students to develop a sense of the broader world around them. Teachers may use the story in the classroom to introduce or promote the exploration of historical wrongdoings. The book may also complement a narrative nonfiction writing unit and be used to study themes such as discrimination, racism, and perseverance.
Black History
African American
violence
Author/Publisher/Website
Weatherford, C. B.
Primary Identifier
9781541581203
Subject
English Language Arts