What the World Needs Now Is Love by Burt Bacharach, Hal David, and Kate McDevitt
With its soothing lyrics and calming tones, “What the World Needs Now Is Love” has become a beloved song worldwide since its release in 1965. Now, for the first time ever, these captivating lyrics are in book form accompanied by gorgeous illustrations, and perfectly packaged with a ribbon enclosure.
Both a reminder of the importance of love and a call to make the world a better place, this book is the perfect gift for anyone you care about–or for yourself when you need some gentle comfort.
SOURCE: finished copy sent from publisher (Thank you!
A cappella just got a makeover.
Jordan Sun is embarking on her junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts, hopeful that this will be her time: the year she finally gets cast in the school musical. But when her low Alto 2 voice gets her shut out for the third straight year—threatening her future at Kensington-Blaine and jeopardizing her college applications—she’s forced to consider nontraditional options.
In Jordan’s case, really nontraditional. A spot has opened up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington’s elite a cappella octet. Worshipped…revered…all male. Desperate to prove herself, Jordan auditions in her most convincing drag, and it turns out that Jordan Sun, Tenor 1, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for.
Jordan finds herself enmeshed in a precarious juggling act: making friends, alienating friends, crushing on a guy, crushing on a girl, and navigating decades-old rivalries. With her secret growing heavier every day, Jordan pushes beyond gender norms to confront what it means to be a girl (and a guy) in a male-dominated society, and—most importantly—what it means to be herself.
Source: I received a finished copy from the publisher, Amulet Books. Thank you so much!
2017 Reading Goals
Guys. Not only was 2016 a garbage fire for all sorts of things out in the world but in my own little corner of the world it wasn’t the best for reading. I dropped my goal and still didn’t make it. In fact, it pains me to say this but as I write this post I haven’t read a book in over a month. OVER A MONTH. Believe me it’s not because I didn’t want to, it is just life kind of got in the way and took over all my free time. 2017 though? I’m hoping to change all of that and get myself back to reading and reviewing like normal.
On sale August 23, 2016
Roaring Brook Press
Source: ARC from the publisher for review purposes