One Read

St. Charles County Reading Challenge featuring
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham.
St. Charles City-County Library is pleased to partner with area schools to offer a One Read initiative featuring Dreamland Burning. Students and readers of all ages are invited to take part in a shared community reading experience.
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Dreamland Burning
by Jennifer Latham

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Classes & Events

If you’re a lifelong learner, don’t miss the opportunity to participate! Read Dreamland Burning and join One Read events coming virtually to the St. Charles City-County Library that will offer learning opportunities for everyone.
Join students in the area to 
learn about the Tulsa Massacre of 1921 and discover other resources that provide insight and information about the events described in the book.


Meet the Author

Jennifer Latham

Facebook Live Event

Wednesday, November 3 at 7 pm

Hear author Jennifer Latham discuss her page-turning novel, Dreamland Burning, and the history behind it. 

Let's Talk History:
1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Virtual Event

Monday, November 8 at 7 pm

Step back in time with us, and discover more about the events that ultimately led to the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. 


Articles to Learn More
Hell Came to Tulsa
In May 1921, the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa contained 200 businesses, more than 20 churches, more than 20 restaurants, 30 grocery stores, two movie theaters, two newspapers, six private planes, one bank, one post office, a library, a bus system, schools, and law offices. By June, it was all gone.

Black Wall Street Remembered
As the firefight intensified, private planes were seen raining bombs down on buildings, with an estimated 1,500 homes and 600-plus businesses destroyed and approximately 10,000 people left homeless.


Survivors of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Share Eyewitness Accounts
"I still smell smoke and see fire. I still see Black businesses being burned. I still hear airplanes flying overhead. I hear the screams. I have lived through the massacre every day. Our country may forget this history, but I cannot."

Tulsa Reckons With the 1921 Race Massacre
A long history of racism, denial, deflection and cover-up of the massacre has left deep wounds in the city’s Black communities. A century later, Tulsans still have questions: How many people died? Who were they? And where are they buried? Answers to some of those questions now seem within reach...



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School Participation:
Students and teachers at participating schools in the Fort Zumwalt, Francis Howell, and Wentzville School Districts are using the book as a tool for collaboration across multiple subject areas.

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