Angel of Greenwood
by
 
Pink, Randi, author.

Title
Angel of Greenwood

Author
Pink, Randi, author.

ISBN
9781250768476

Physical Description
295 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Abstract
Randi Pink's The Angel of Greenwood is a historical YA novel that takes place during the Greenwood Massacre of 1921, in an area of Tulsa, OK, known as the "Black Wall Street."
 
"Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Wilson is, on the surface, a town troublemaker, but is hiding that he is an avid reader and secret poet, never leaving home without his journal. A passionate follower of W.E.B. Du Bois, he believes that black people should rise up to claim their place as equals.Sixteen-year-old Angel Hill is a loner, mostly disregarded by her peers as a goody-goody. Her father is dying, and her family's financial situation is in turmoil. Also, as a loyal follower of Booker T. Washington, she believes, through education and tolerance, that black people should rise slowly and without forced conflict. Though they've attended the same schools, Isaiah never noticed Angel as anything but a dorky, Bible toting church girl. Then their English teacher offers them a job on her mobile library, a three-wheel, two-seater bike. Angel can't turn down the money and Isaiah is soon eager to be in such close quarters with Angel every afternoon.But life changes on May 31, 1921 when a vicious white mob storms the community of Greenwood, leaving the town destroyed and thousands of residents displaced. Only then, Isaiah, Angel, and their peers realize who their real enemies are" -- Provided by publisher.

Subject Term
African American teenagers -- Juvenile fiction.
 
Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Okla., 1921 -- Juvenile fiction.
 
Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Okla., 1921 -- Press coverage -- Oklahoma -- Tulsa -- Juvenile fiction.
 
African Americans -- Violence against -- Oklahoma -- Tulsa -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
 
Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction.
 
Racism -- Juvenile fiction.
 
Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction.
 
African American teenagers -- Fiction.
 
Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Okla., 1921 -- Fiction.
 
Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Okla., 1921 -- Press coverage -- Oklahoma -- Tulsa -- Fiction.
 
African Americans -- Violence against -- Oklahoma -- Tulsa -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
 
Prejudices -- Fiction.
 
Racism -- Fiction.
 
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Greenwood (Tulsa, Okla.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
 
Oklahoma -- Juvenile fiction.
 
Greenwood (Tulsa, Okla.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
 
Greenwood (Tulsa, Okla.) -- Fiction.

Genre
Young adult fiction.

Format
Book

Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2021.


Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookTEEN PINK32530610505487Main JCPLTeen Collection