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Yes. I chose to pair reading this with Black Wall Street, which is a non-fiction look at the growth and destruxtion of the Greenwood community. I did so because one of my other reading challenges required that I do a fiction/non-fiction pairing. I think that this would be an especially good read as an intro to the Tulsa massacre, because the non-fiction about that time period can be dense. Having the mystery element of the unknown identity of the body in the carraige house helped drive the narrative.
I do wish that the characters in the contemporary parts of the book were a little more nuanced, especially since this is a book about race, and the protagonist is a biracial young woman.