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Dreamland Burning

Title

Dreamland Burning

Authors

Jennifer Latham

Publisher

Little, Brown and Company

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780316384933

Pages

384 pages

Genre

historical; realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

890L

Topic

Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Biracial; Race discrimination; Asexuality/Aromantic; biracial teenager; racism; asexual; asexual teenager

Main Character

female teenager; male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

asexual male

Awards

Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2017 Young Adult
Best Books for Teens, 2017
Best of the Best Books, 2017 Teen Fiction
Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2018
Booklist Top 10 Crime Fiction for Youth, 2017 Crime Fiction
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016
Notable Books for a Global Society, 2018
Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

Tulsa; 1921; Tulsa Race Riot; skeleton; murder; Jim Crow; murder mystery

Diversity Impact

direct

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