Dreamland Burning

Title

Dreamland Burning

Authors

Jennifer Latham

Publisher

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780316384902

Pages

400 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Through intricately interwoven alternating perspectives, this novel brings the Tulsa race riot of 1921 to life and raises important questions about the complex state of US race relations, both yesterday and today.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

890L

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Biracial; Race Discrimination; biracial family; biracial teenager; mixed race; two races; skin color; racism; segregation; prejudice; marginalized group of people

Main Character

female teenager; male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

African American/White; Native American/White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2017 Young Adult
Best Books for Teens, 2017
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2018 Ages 14 and Older
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
Audie Award, 2019, Winner, Multi-Voiced Performance
Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

murder; race relations; KKK; riots; Tulsa; mystery and detective; Jim Crow; past and present; historical; race riot

Diversity Impact

direct

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