TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — A pair of Green Country authors are hoping to create an open dialogue about the Tulsa Race Massacre between parents and their kids, and they feel their books could help.
Saturday afternoon, Green Country kids got the opportunity to learn about one of the city's darkest times at ahha Tulsa.
A panel discussion centered around how to talk to children about the Tulsa Race Massacre.
"Whether it be about the race massacre itself or racism. Or different topics in Black history, Native history, Latino history. There's so much content and there's so much going on in the world right now," said Carlos Moreno, the author of "A Kids Book About the Tulsa Race Massacre."
Moreno says its an easy read for kids to understand what happened, and a launching pad for parents to help them look deeper.
"Families could pause for a bit and maybe have a conversation about the things talked about in the book," said Moreno. "We really wanted to center it in on having those conversations and families reading this book together."
He says discussions can be difficult but they are necessary.
"We need to be able to provide them the tools and resources that they need to have these conversations. Because if we sort of press it all down, repress it all down, and pretend it doesn't happen, we're really doing all of our kids a disservice," said Moreno.
Moreno's book can be purchased at Magic City Books, Fulton Street Books, Barnes and Noble and Amazon.