Little, Brown and Company
When Rowan finds a skeleton on her family's property, investigating the brutal, century-old murder leads to painful discoveries about the past. Alternating chapters tell the story of William, another teen grappling with the racial firestorm leading up to the 1921 Tulsa race riot, providing some clues to the mystery.
Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Biracial; Race discrimination; Asexuality/Aromantic; biracial teenager; racism; asexual; asexual teenager
female teenager; male teenager
African American / White
mother and father
Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2017 Young Adult
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Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016
Notable Books for a Global Society, 2018
Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Tulsa; 1921; Tulsa Race Riot; skeleton; murder; Jim Crow; murder mystery
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