It's time for "Waiting On" Wednesday! This is a feature begun by Breaking the Spine, in which bloggers share an upcoming book about which they are very excited. So here's the next yet-to-be-published YA/MG novel from the top of my TBR list!
Releases 21 February 2017 from Little Brown
Some bodies won’t stay buried.
Some stories need to be told.
When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family's property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the past... and the present.
Nearly one hundred years earlier, a misguided violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what's right the night Tulsa burns.
Through intricately interwoven alternating perspectives, Jennifer Latham’s lightning-paced page-turner brings the Tulsa race riot of 1921 to blazing life and raises important question about the complex state of US race relations--both yesterday and today.
Info and image via Goodreads.
In part because I'm a white person, there's a lot of history and stories out there that I don't know much about. I'm always looking to correct that, so I'm grateful for this chance to learn about a part of African American history that I didn't know anything about before. Also, it has alternating PoVs from different time periods and an awesome book cover! I think it'll be a powerful book.
Thanks for checking in, everyone. I'll see you Saturday!
Image via yaloveblog.com.
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