Lena and the Burning of Greenwood: A Tulsa Race Massacre Survival Story
- Capstone, 2022
- Lexile: NA
- Suggested Age Range: 8–12
- Pages: 112
CITATION: Smith, Nikki Shannon. Lena and the Burning of Greenwood: A Tulsa Race Massacre Survival Story. Capstone, 2022.
This fictional story follows a 12 year old girl named Lena who lives in Tulsa’s segregated neighborhood of Greenwood in 1921. Although racial tensions in Tulsa are high, Lena feels safe in her community where everyone helps and supports each other. She is constantly reminded that they have everything that they need in their Greenwood neighborhood. This security changes when a white mob attacks her neighborhood, forcing her and her family to flee. This book is part of the Girls Survive series. It ends with discussion questions, writing prompts, an author’s note, and a glossary.