Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Carole Boston Weatherford and Floyd Cooper


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Winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards for Author and Illustrator

A Caldecott Honor Book

A Sibert Honor Book

Longlisted for the National Book Award

A Kirkus Prize Finalist

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book

"A must-have"--Booklist (starred review)

Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper provide a powerful look at the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's history. The book traces the history of African Americans in Tulsa's Greenwood district and chronicles the devastation that occurred in 1921 when a white mob attacked the Black community.

News of what happened was largely suppressed, and no official investigation occurred for seventy-five years. This picture book sensitively introduces young readers to this tragedy and concludes with a call for a better future.

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Publisher: Carolrhoda Books (R)
Published: 02/02/2021
Pages: 32
Weight: 0.98lbs
Size: 11.00h x 9.40w x 0.30d
ISBN: 9781541581203
Age: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.8
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 511494 / Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Award: National Book Awards - Nominee
Award: Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards - Honor Book
Award: Coretta Scott King Award - Winner
Award: Coretta Scott King Award - Winner
Award: Caldecott Medal - Honor Book
Award: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award - Honor Book
Award: Kirkus Prize - Finalist

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2020
Booklist 12/15/2020 pg. 93
Publishers Weekly 01/04/2021
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2021 pg. 138
School Library Journal 02/01/2021 pg. 89
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2021 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About the Author
Cooper, Floyd: - Floyd Cooper (1956-2021) was a Coretta Scott King Award winner and illustrator of numerous books for children including Ruth and the Green Book, A Spy Called James, and Unspeakable. He received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma and went on to develop a distinctive art technique called oil erasure.Weatherford, Carole Boston: - Carole Boston Weatherford is the author of numerous award-winning books including BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom, illustrated by Michele Wood which received a Newbery Honor and National Book Award Longlist title Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, illustrated by the late Floyd Cooper. When she's not traveling or visiting museums, Carole is mining the past for family stories, fading traditions, and forgotten struggles. She lives in North Carolina.