The YA Diversity Book Club’s March pick:
Emilia and Teo’s lives changed in a fiery, terrifying instant when a bird strike brought down the plane their stunt pilot mothers were flying. Teo’s mother died immediately, but Em’s survived, determined to raise Teo according to his late mother’s wishes-in a place where he won’t be discriminated against because of the color of his skin. But in 1930s America, a white woman raising a black adoptive son alongside a white daughter is too often seen as a threat.
Seeking a home where her children won’t be held back by ethnicity or gender, Rhoda brings Em and Teo to Ethiopia, and all three fall in love with the beautiful, peaceful country. But that peace is shattered by the threat of war with Italy, and teenage Em and Teo are drawn into the conflict. Will their devotion to their country, its culture and people, and each other be their downfall or their salvation?
In the tradition of her award-winning and bestselling Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein brings us another thrilling and deeply affecting novel that explores the bonds of friendship, the resilience of young pilots, and the strength of the human spirit.
I was trying to think of what I could do as a freebie for this month and decided on a suggestion post on titles you might like if you liked or are interested in reading Black Dove, White Raven.
If You Liked Black Dove, White Raven you might like. . .
For the adults:
and of course we need to highlight some YA titles:
Be sure to check out the posts of the other wonderful ladies in the #YADiversityBookClub and enter the giveaway to win your own copy! (Just follow the link below.)
Freebie Post: 5 Things You Will Learn from Black Dove, White Raven @ Teen Lit Rocks