Dreamland Burning Hardcover – 21 February 2017
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* "Latham masterfully weaves together the story of two well-off, mixed-race teenagers--Rowan, in the present, and Will, who lived in Tulsa in 1921--in this fast-paced, tension-filled look at race, privilege, and violence in America... This timely story gives readers an unflinching look at the problem of racism, both past and present, while simultaneously offering the hope of overcoming that hatred."
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* "Enthralling, expertly paced."―School Library Journal (starred review)
"Latham thoughtfully asks readers to consider the responsibilities of a witness; what it is like to be biracial when belonging to one group is paramount; and about whether saving one person can make a difference in the broader context of society's racial problems."―The Horn Book
"Latham's research for this novel is evident. The historical period is richly detailed, offering a window into the racial inequalities and hatred that divided this community."―VOYA
"Wrapped in a detective tale, this is a thoughtful look at racial issues, an exciting whodunit, and a fascinating glimpse into Tulsa history."―School Library Connection
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- Item Weight : 478 g
- Hardcover : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0316384933
- ISBN-13 : 978-0316384933
- Product Dimensions : 15.24 x 3.18 x 22.23 cm
- Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (21 February 2017)
- Reading level : 12 and up
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,256,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In alternating chapters, Will is living in Tulsa during the time of the Jim Crow laws. After he is part of a violent incident based on race, his vision of life begins to change and he is pulled deeper into the divide between white and black.
I was trying to explain the book to my husband and he ended up confused because SO MUCH happens here but it is all expertly woven into the story. I was captivated by both timelines and fooled about the identity of the skeleton several times. The mystery in Dreamland Burning is great and the book would be worth reading for that reason alone, but there are three other parts to the book that are even more important to me.
1. The Tulsa riot. I think of myself as pretty educated and yet I am pretty constantly learning about things I never knew. These riots are one of those things about which I had never heard before this book. In this case, it appears that might partly be because Tulsa covered up the riot which is shocking in itself. The basic facts about the riot that I know so far are already horrifying and I know that more research is in my future. Not to mention the treatment of the Osage in requiring a white custodian of their money. SMH...
2. The characters in the book are all kinds of good and bad and many of them are both at different times in the story. Our introduction to Will shows him to be not so great but by the end of the book he is quite heroic. His father transforms in another way. Even Rowan, while not as dramatic of a change, comes to some realizations that change her character throughout the book. I am impressed with how Latham is able to build depth into her characters somewhat effortlessly, by which I mean it looks effortless from the outside but probably took a lot of effort on her part. Like many real people they are layered and flawed, not easily pinned as good or bad.
3. The issues of race are twined into every event in the story. Oh sure, there is a build up to a huge race massacre, but the uncomfortable, everyday ways in which race impacts our lives is ever present in Dreamland Burning. There is plenty of racism. most of it overt, in Will's storyline which you would expect at the time of Jim Crow. But more importantly, Latham shows the many "small" ways racism is alive and well in the present. It shows up when Rowan attends a concert, in her reaction to a homeless man, in the way her father is treated by authorities, in her own feelings about how people of color are treated, and in a dozen other ways that aren't labeled by the author with a neon sign but that are just part of modern day reality we manage to gloss over.
Just go read this powerful book!