Tulsa Burning by Anna Myers

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The day he buried his pa, Nobe Chase lost everything-his father, his home, and his dog, Rex. Worst of all, he had to move into town to live with Sheriff Leonard-dog killer, wife stealer, and secret law-breaker of all sorts.That day, Nobe found a new purpose for his life-revenge. Hate takes over his life, burning out of control inside him. Nobe learns how dangerous hate can be when it is unleashed in a fury of fire and gunpowder during a race riot in nearby Tulsa. When the violence spills over into his hometown, Nobe must decide what kind of man he is going to become-one driven by vengeance or one driven by courage.Based on true events in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during May of 1921, Anna Myers has produced a powerful novel about a young man who must wrestle with his past and find the strength to pull free from the poisonous grip of hatred and abuse.
 

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When Anna Myers was finishing the first grade she announced to her family that instead of graduating to second grade, she would spend the next year teaching the little first graders. Though she didn't begin her teaching career at 7, she did at 22, and taught teenagers her entire life. Anna is the author of more than one dozen books for Walker & Company, including "Tulsa Burning," a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, "Flying Blind," an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, and "Assassin," an Oklahoma Book Award winner. This is her first foray into contemporary humor. Anna lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with her husband John. Visit her Web site at www.annamyers.info.
 
Published July 15, 2009 by Walker Childrens. 162 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But Nobe is white and Isaac black, and when a race riot breaks out in nearby Tulsa, Nobe has to drive a truck into the city past rioters and the National Guard to get Isaac back to their town.

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Nobe knows it was an accident, but some people in the town, including Sheriff Leonard, are still affected by the riots in Tulsa and they plan to kill Issac.

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