A Kids Book About The Tulsa Race Massacre



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For Ages 5+

This book will help kids learn about the Tulsa Race Massacre—one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history—and encourage them to learn from our past and keep history from repeating itself.

The Tulsa Race Massacre happened between May 31 and June 1, 1921, when a white mob attacked the predominantly Black Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. To this day, this is one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history—and one of the most forgotten. This book will help kids understand what happened on that day in 1921 and encourage them to learn from our past and keep history from repeating itself.

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Carlos Moreno (he/him) grew up in Silicon Valley, California. When he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, as a young website developer, Greenwood welcomed him with open arms. He lives in Tulsa to this day, now with his wife and daughter, working as a graphic designer, writer, and community advocate.

Hardback Size: 8in. x 10in.
ISBN: 978-1-953955-02-9
Printed in the USA

64 pages

Copyright 2020
Designed in Portland, Oregon

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Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Samantha S.
Hard book to read but worth it.

We had to stop many times while reading to have conversations that were really hard to have. My kid was shocked by the atrocities greed and cruelty bred. That being said, it was worth it. As a parent living in Oklahoma, it's our responsibility as parents to teach our kids about the Tulsa Race Massacre because schools here really don't. I want my child to be able to identify cruelty and act against it. We have many of the "A Kids Book About" series and this one and the Voting Rights have been absolutely key to help me explain why we always stick up for what we believe in.


I am an adult. I had never heard of the Tulsa Race Riots. I bought the book and read it. I will never forget this event in our history. Great book!

kiersten e.
Needed images

This is such an important topic and I was happy to purchase the book. However, I was underwhelmed by the visuals-I know-that's what this series is known for- but some historical pictures of the people and places would have made this a stronger narrative for kids. Kids are super visual- so I was disappointed and so was my 3rd grader.

Bobby B.

As my child is mixed, I found that this book was so important and informative for my Son...

Jill H.
Why no pictures?

I think it is too stark for the children in my class. Some pictures, even drawings of life in Tulsa before the massacre would help bring the before times, especially, to life. What was behind the decision to keep it words only and black and white? It’s a clear design choice but why? The text is good though I am a tad unsure as to age level. I am thinking 9 or 10. I dearly want to use books on this and other important historical moments in my class. I plan to read it out loud and accompany it with a slide presentation and research materials for them.