Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY – Dreamland Burning

Posted February 22, 2017 by Jess in Book Tour, books, Giveaway, jess, Playlist, Promotions / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY – Dreamland BurningDreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
on February 21, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, historical fiction
Pages: 365
Format: Print, Hardcover
Source: the publisher
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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... and the present.

Nearly one hundred years earlier, a misguided violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what's right the night Tulsa burns.

Through intricately interwoven alternating perspectives, Jennifer Latham’s lightning-paced page-turner brings the Tulsa race riot of 1921 to blazing life and raises important question about the complex state of US race relations – both yesterday and today.

Author’s Playlist

Since Dreamland Burning covers so many years, moods, and emotions, this was not an easy playlist to make! In the end, I decided to include one song recorded in every decade that has passed since the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. Some have messages that line up with the book’s themes, some are mentioned explicitly in the story, and a few are just personal favorites. Hope you enjoy!

 

1920s: Mamie Smith: Crazy Blues
1930s: Memphis Minnie: If You See My Rooster
1940s: Billie Holiday: God Bless the Child
1950s: Nat King Cole: The Very Thought of You
1960s: Otis Redding: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
1970s: Nina Simone: Here Comes the Sun
1980s: NWA: Express Yourself
1990s: Prince: Cream
2000s: Taj Mahal w/ Toumani Diabaté: Queen Bee
2010s: Beyoncé: All Night


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Check out the rest of the tour!

Week 1:

2/13: He Said Books or Me – Review

2/14: Bookmark Lit – Cover Colors

2/15: Megnificient Books – Review

2/16: Here’s to Happy Endings – Guest Post

2/17: The Story Sanctuary – Review

Week 2:

2/20: Awkwordly Emma – Q&A

2/21: Rattle the Pages – Review

2/22: Such A Novel Idea – Playlist

2/23: Lekeisha the Bookworm – Review

2/24: The Irish Banana Review – Fast 5

About Jennifer Latham

I write because it’s the only job I’ve been able to stick to for more than two years. Seriously.

I’ve lived lots of different places. Here’s the list: New York City; San Francisco; Augusta, GA; Buffalo, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Madrid; Providence, RI; and now…Tulsa, OK.

I’ve had some really weird and really normal jobs. The weirdest was helping out with autopsies. The one I’d go back to if I couldn’t write is being a school psychologist. The one I still do sometimes is teach yoga.
I live with my two daughters, two dogs, a cat, three turtles, three hermit crabs, a bunch of fish, and a husband (mine, of course).

I love watching people.

And I love writing about the people who live inside my head, even when they don’t play nice.

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2 responses to “Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY – Dreamland Burning

  1. danielle hammelef

    Thanks for the playlist–great idea to choose a song from each decade. I’m a big fan of Nat King Cole–his “duet” with his daughter Natalie “Unforgettable” was my wedding dance song. So happy to see Prince included here too!

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