Angel of Greenwood

Angel of Greenwood

by Randi Pink

17-year-old Isaiah Wilson is, on the surface, a town troublemaker, but hides the fact that he is an avid reader and poet who never leaves home without his journal. A passionate follower of W.E.B. Du Bois, he believes that Black people should rise up to claim their place as equals. Sixteen-year-old Angel Hill is a loner, mostly disregarded by her peers as a goody-goody but beloved by the adults in her community for her sweet and generous heart. Though they’ve attended the same schools, Isaiah never noticed Angel as anything but a quiet, Bible-toting church girl. Then he sees her perform a dance at a church service, and finally connects with her brave, free-spirited beauty. When their English teacher offers them a job on her mobile library, a three-wheel, two-seater bike, Isaiah is soon eager to be in such close quarters with Angel every afternoon. But life changes on May 31, 1921, when a vicious white mob storms the community of Greenwood, leaving hundreds dead, the town destroyed and thousands of residents displaced. Only then do Isaiah, Angel, and their peers realize who their real enemies are. Set in the Black Wall Street of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Randi Pink’s novel brings to life a story of tragedy and triumph – in time for the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.

On Sale 1/12/2021

About the Author

About Randi Pink

Randi Pink grew up in the South and attended a mostly white high school. She lives with her husband and their two rescue dogs in Birmingham, Alabama, where she works for a branch of National Public Radio. Into White was her fiction debut.