Najah and Quraysh Interview with The Brown Bookshelf about OPAL’S GREENWOOD OASIS

"The upcoming centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre on May 31, 2021 – June 1, 2021 offers us the opportunity to hear from Black creators telling the story of what happened in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921 through books, television, film, radio and other planned public programs. Three Black creatives in Oklahoma will share the fictional story of a young Black girl living in Greenwood in their forthcoming picture book, Opal’s Greenwood Oasis, to be published by The Calliope Group on February 2, 2021.

Traci Sorell (Otsaliheliga/We Are Grateful, At The Mountain’s Base) caught up with the creators to find out how this book for upper elementary students came to be."


Read the rest of the interview at The Brown Bookshelf.



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