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LiberTEA: Dreamland Burning - SRP

LiberTEA: Dreamland Burning - SRP

Students entering 7th to 12th grade are invited to sip tea or lemonade while we discuss Dreamland Burning. How did race and privilege play a part in the Tulsa riots? How do race and privilege affect our communities today?

Participants should read the novel before attending on July 8th. You can pick up a copy in the children's room. 

Dreamland Burning

Dreamland Buring by Jennifer Latham: Some bodies won't stay buried. 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 present and the past. 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 questions about the complex state of US race relations--both yesterday and today.

Thursday, July 8, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Rebecca Berezin

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