Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Paperback)
Dreamland Burning is an incredible Young Adult historical fiction novel centered on the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, which I had never heard of, let alone studied in history class. Each chapter of the book flips back and forth between present-day 17-year-old Rowan Chase, an affluent biracial (black mother, white father) young woman living in Tulsa who discovers a skeleton on her family’s property, and 17-year-old William Tillman, a biracial (Osage Indian mother, white father) young man dealing with Jim Crow segregation and heightened racial tensions in the months leading up to the Tulsa Race Riot. This is a powerful and important story that I could not put down.
– Marilu Morgan
The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War
Simon & Schuster
Before the dust had settled from World War II, another war began almost immediately. The victorious Allies—America, Britain, and the U.S.S.R. (with France bringing up the rear)—occupied a wrecked and starving Germany. Each had a very different idea for its future, from subjection to reconstruction. The Marshall Plan, presented by Secretary of State (and former Army Chief of Staff) George Marshall, put America’s economic and military stamp on the rebuilding of Europe and helped jump-start the Cold War. Steil’s account is meticulous, detailing the contributions not only of the major players, but the not-so-minor figures behind the scenes.
– Bruce Collier
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