Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre
A bitter truth!
Once upon a time, the newly discovered oil resources near Tulsa, Oklahoma, drew individuals from all over the world. Everyone, especially the Greenwood, a descendant of formerly enslaved black Indians, wanted a piece of the emerging prosperity. The town flourished and treasured its newfound affluence. However, not everyone was overjoyed with their good fortune.
We picked this book for its blurb. The author has described a painful part of history in an unbiased way. It may be appropriate for older children, although parental discretion is suggested on age appropriateness. The illustrations eloquently depict this tragic event.
Carole Boston Weatherford's Unspeakable, The Tulsa Race Massacre, illustrated by Floyd Cooper, is a heartbreaking account of an actual tragedy that reminds us of a bitter piece of history.
Originally published: 2021
Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrations: Floyd Cooper
Rating basis (of 5.0): Story (3.5), Characters (5.0), Writing Style (4.0), Illustrations (5.0), Cover (4.5) & Ease (3.5)
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