January 2021, Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, 304pp
ANGEL OF GREENWOOD is a historical fiction novel set in the Tulsa, Oklahoma neighborhood of Greenwood, affectionately known as Black Wall Street, in which sixteen-year-old Angel and seventeen-year-old Isaiah, surrounded by idyllic beauty, passionate intellectualism, and black excellence, fall in love.
After a whirlwind romance, Angel and Isaiah realize that evil has made other plans for them and their thriving community when they find themselves in the midst of one of the worst atrocities in U.S. history: The Greenwood Massacre of 1921. Angel, Isaiah and their friends must do what they can to survive and move forward with strength and resilience in the face of unspeakable racial injustice.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY – “Rich in its discussion of Black literature, this novel brilliantly juxtaposes a lighthearted story of young Black love with a deft reminder that such beauty has often been violently seized from Black people, and that these instances deserve remembrance.”
NOTE: Audio rights sold to Tantor Media