Dreamland Burning

By LATHAM, Jennifer

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ISBN
9780316384933
Publisher
Little, Brown


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on November 1, 2016  |  Young Adult

Gr 8 Up—Latham follows up Scarlett Undercover with a rich work that links past and present in a tale that explores racial prejudice. After the remains of a skeleton are found in her Tulsa, OK, backyard, 17-year-old Rowan Chase becomes consumed with finding out the story behind the death. As she digs into the mystery, Rowan's contemporary perspective alternates with that of another Tulsa teen: Will, a 17-year-old in the 1920s. Though s...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2017

Alternating between the voices of two seventeen-year-olds-a contemporary biracial (her mother is black, her father is white) young woman named Rowan Chase, and Will Tillman, son of an Osage mother and white father, in 1921-this book sheds light on the Tulsa "race riot" of 1921 in which white Tulsans decimated a thriving black neighborhood. During a summer remodel of Rowan's family's home, workers discover a skeleton beneath the floorboards. Rowan plays amateur detective, researching Tulsa history in ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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