Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham audiobook

Dreamland Burning

By Jennifer Latham
Read by Luke Slattery  and Pyeng Threadgill

Little, Brown Young Readers, Hachette Book Group 9780316384933
8.30 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Some bodies won’t stay buried. Some stories need to be told. 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 past, the present, and herself. Nearly 100 years earlier, a single violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm, sparking a journey toward self-discovery where Will must confront his own inner demons as he struggles to do what’s right the night Tulsa burns. Through intricately woven alternating perspectives, Jennifer Latham’s 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.

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Summary

Summary

The 2019 Audie Award Winner for Best Multi-Voiced Performance

A 2018 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Pick

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults

A YALSA Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

Some bodies won’t stay buried. Some stories need to be told.

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 past, the present, and herself.

Nearly 100 years earlier, a single violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm, sparking a journey toward self-discovery where Will must confront his own inner demons as he struggles to do what’s right the night Tulsa burns.

Through intricately woven alternating perspectives, Jennifer Latham’s 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dual narrators deliver a story of racism and violence…Pyeng Threadgill, who portrays Rowan in contemporary Tulsa, and Luke Slattery, who portrays Will in the early twentieth century, bring the characters and the city to life. Sparse sound effects, such as the crackling of a Victrola recording, add additional context to the story. This is a solid production with excellent performances from both Slattery and Threadgill.” AudioFile
“Enthralling, expertly paced.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“A fast-paced historical novel brimming with unsparing detail and unshakeable truths about a shameful chapter in American history…Unflinching, superbly written.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Latham masterfully weaves together the story of two well-off, mixed-race teenagers…[A] fast-paced, tension-filled look at race, privilege, and violence in America.” Booklist (starred review)
“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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Author

Author Bio: Jennifer Latham

Author Bio: Jennifer Latham Jennifer Latham is an army brat with a soft spot for kids, books, and poorly behaved dogs. She's the author of Scarlett Undercover and lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with her husband and two daughters.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.30
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English