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The Resource Lena and the Burning of Greenwood

Lena and the Burning of Greenwood

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Lena and the Burning of Greenwood
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Lena and the Burning of Greenwood
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Summary
In the early 1920s, the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the wealthiest Black community in the United States. But Tulsa is still a segregated city. "Black Wall Street" and white Tulsa are very much divided. Twelve-year-old Lena knows this, but she feels safe and sheltered from the racism in her successful, flourishing neighborhood. That all changes when Dick Rowland, a young Black man from Greenwood, is accused of assaulting a white woman. Racial tensions boil over. Mobs of white citizens attack Greenwood, terrorizing Black residents and businesses, and forcing many—including Lena and her family—to flee. Now Lena must help her family survive one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history. Readers can learn the real story of the Tulsa Race Massacre from the nonfiction backmatter, including a glossary, discussion questions, writing prompts, and author's note, in this Girls Survive story
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  • Smith, Nikki Shannon
  • Jenai, Markia
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dictionaries
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  • Historical Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
  • Juvenile Fiction
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Lena and the Burning of Greenwood
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OVERDRIVE:77f66cc6-c34a-4891-94c6-065378e5ee87
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781666329483
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optical disk
Label
Lena and the Burning of Greenwood
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:77f66cc6-c34a-4891-94c6-065378e5ee87
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781666329483
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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