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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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Day 2: Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham (12 Days of Diverse Reads)


Hey everyone! Today I'm doing the honors of featuring this fabulous book on the blog on the second day of the 12 days of diverse reads. In case you don't know what this small event is, it's when we feature diverse books that are going to be published in 2017 in 12 days. Hope you enjoy this book I feature!

Title: Dreamland Burning
Author: Jennifer Latham
Release Date: February 21, 2017
Synopsis: Some bodies won’t stay buried.
Some stories need to be told. 

When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family's property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the past... and the present.

Nearly one hundred years earlier, a misguided violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what's right the night Tulsa burns.

Through intricately interwoven alternating perspectives, Jennifer Latham’s lightning-paced page-turner brings the Tulsa race riot of 1921 to blazing life and raises important question about the complex state of US race relations – both yesterday and today.


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