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In this era of knee-jerk reactions to America's glaring sins, this story is especially important for kids, all races, to know about, think about--and if they're lucky--to discuss it too. It's outrageous, infuriating, and tragic, and the whole event has been under the rug far too long. Perhaps this book will encourage future historians, as well as future artists: the artwork has to be deemed great, or at least perfect. It conveys the awful confusion of the people at that time, and movements forward since then. There are other, grownup, books on this massacre but this is a good one to begin with.
Easy read for young readers and easy story to read to young listeners. The story was told well and included historical facts that depicted a time in 1921 . It was not overwhelming in its words but clear and to the point.
It was disheartening to discover such a tragic event like this could happen in the U.S. We learned about the Tuskegee experiments on black men and hints of other atrocities, but I think the Tulsa race massacre may take the cake. It is too bad that the people who participated in the massacre can't be made accountable. Reparations are mere tokens and will tend to be written off in many minds since so many people have died. What a tragedy!! White Americans (including me at 86 years old should be ashamed!!
Know the truth and the truth will set you free, as the saying goes. But is that enough ? This book is just a beginning for our children to start asking the essential questions that need to be answered. Parents should use this book as a starter for a deeper discussion with our children.