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BLACK BIRDS IN THE SKY The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Kristyl Dawn Tift, Brandy Colbert

Young Adult Ages 14+ • 5.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

Brandy Colbert, award-winning African-American children's novelist, delivers the moving foreword to her first nonfiction work. Kristyl Dawn Tift vividly narrates the truth of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, a tragic event often omitted from history books. With all the dramatic tension and horror that years of racism wrought, this contextual account explains connections such as those between the police and the KKK and the 1889 land runs and the ruthless treatment of Native peoples. The consequences of national policies like those of Andrew Johnson are also explained. Colbert's direct, stirring writing and Tift's sensitive but straightforward narration reveal how linked events led to a complicated web of violence. Colbert ends with a poignant afterword that draws chilling connections between the past and the present. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2021]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2021

DD ISBN 9780063056695 $20.99

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