Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday [@jenandapen @lbkids[

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:

DREAMLAND BURNING by Jennifer Latham

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.

published February 21st by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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Historical fiction is always one of my favorite things to read and I like the mix of the alternating narratives. I like the sound of how the characters are connected both more specifically through the land and in the general, societal sense, as well. The Tulsa race riot of 1921 is something I really don't know anything about so I'm eager to learn something about it through this novel.

I also enjoyed Jennifer Latham's book Scarlett Undercover and look forward to Dreamland Burning (which has a great title).

That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!

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