"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
What am I waiting on?
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Releasing September 30th, 2014 by Harlequin Teen
In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever.
Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily.
Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town’s most vocal opponents of school integration. She has been taught all her life that the races should be kept “separate but equal.”
Forced to work together on a school project, Sarah and Linda must confront harsh truths about race, power and how they really feel about one another.
Boldly realistic and emotionally compelling, Lies We Tell Ourselves is a brave and stunning novel about finding truth amid the lies, and finding your voice even when others are determined to silence it.
Why am I waiting on it?
This looks like such a thought-provoking read. A powerful one, too. I rarely ever see a book that focuses on race quite the way that this one does. I find pretty much anything related to civil rights to be really interesting, so the idea of a YA book set in that time period seems like such a good one for me. This one looks like one that I could love.
That's my WoW this week! What's yours?