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Killers of the Flower Moon: Adapted for Young Readers: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI



by
David Grann

Edition
Library edition with trade jacket added
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Crown
ISBN
9780593377352
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Violence: Death , Violence: Gun Violence
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History High

The New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist Killers of the Flower Moon is now adapted for young readers.

This essential book introduces young readers to the Reign of Terror against the Osage people—one of history’s most ruthless and shocking crimes.

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma, thanks to the oil that was discovered beneath their land. Then, one by one, the Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances, and anyone who tried to investigate met the same end.

As the death toll surpassed more than twenty-four Osage, the newly created Bureau of Investigation, which became the FBI, took up the case, one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations. An undercover team, including one of the only Native American agents in the bureau, infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest modern techniques of detection. Working with the Osage, they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

In this adaptation of the adult bestseller, David Grann revisits his gripping investigation into the shocking crimes against the Osage people. The book is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward Native Americans that allowed the murderers to occur for so long.

Foreword by Dennis McAuliffe Jr. “Who’s Who.” Glossary. Note on the sources. “Archival and Unpublished Sources.” Notes. Index. Black-and-white photographs.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Violence: Death , Violence: Gun Violence

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

336

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Dewey

976.6004

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

1090L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Apr 2022

Book Genres

Narrative Nonfiction

Topics

US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Case studies. Crimes against Osage Indians. Murder. Osage County, Oklahoma. Homicide investigations. Twentieth-century US history.

 


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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up-A young readers treatment that is just as imperative and enthralling as its parent text. Celebrated journalist Grann unfolds an account of terrible fascination and poignancy, illuminating a darkened corner of American history while throwing the shadowed sins of the past into stark relief. In the prosperous days of the 1920s, the Osage Nation of Oklahoma found itself sitting atop a treasure trove of "black gold" in the form of oil reserves. This "underground reservation" led the American Indians of this area to amass vast quantities of wealth-and to attract the fatal attentions of those who sought to gain control of that wealth by any means necessary. The narrative reads like a masterful mystery and epic tragedy all in one, with Grann as the thorough investigator who reports all the facts while underlining the lived humanity of every moment. Comparing the original text to this young reader's edition, the modifications are deftly handled. A scene containing an autopsy, for example, excises the graphic details without losing a trace of the information most valuable to the story. This standard is upheld throughout. This version also contains helpful appendices, including a "who's who" of notable figures as well as a glossary. The foreword by Dennis McAuliffe, Jr. sadly divulges some of Grann's most shocking revelations far ahead of their appearances. Regardless, this version and any other remains an essential read. VERDICT A must-buy for being just the kind of absorbing, gut-wrenching work of narrative nonfiction that readers will breathlessly page through to the conclusion.-Jose Cruz, Shannon Staub P.L., North Port, FL

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up-A young readers treatment that is just as imperative and enthralling as its parent text. Celebrated journalist Grann unfolds an account of terrible fascination and poignancy, illuminating a darkened corner of American history while throwing the shadowed sins of the past into stark relief. In the prosperous days of the 1920s, the Osage Nation of Oklahoma found itself sitting atop a treasure trove of "black gold" in the form of oil reserves. This "underground reservation" led the American Indians of this area to amass vast quantities of wealth-and to attract the fatal attentions of those who sought to gain control of that wealth by any means necessary. The narrative reads like a masterful mystery and epic tragedy all in one, with Grann as the thorough investigator who reports all the facts while underlining the lived humanity of every moment. Comparing the original text to this young reader's edition, the modifications are deftly handled. A scene containing an autopsy, for example, excises the graphic details without losing a trace of the information most valuable to the story. This standard is upheld throughout. This version also contains helpful appendices, including a "who's who" of notable figures as well as a glossary. The foreword by Dennis McAuliffe, Jr. sadly divulges some of Grann's most shocking revelations far ahead of their appearances. Regardless, this version and any other remains an essential read. VERDICT A must-buy for being just the kind of absorbing, gut-wrenching work of narrative nonfiction that readers will breathlessly page through to the conclusion.-Jose Cruz, Shannon Staub P.L., North Port, FL

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