Wednesday, June 4, 2014

WoW: Black Dove, White Raven

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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?

I can't even express the amount of want that bubbles up inside me every time this book is mentioned or I just happen to think about it. I love Wein's books set in ancient Ethiopia and I love both of her other novels set in World War II. This book is a combination of WWII and Ethiopia. !!!! Also reading the synopsis, how could anyone NOT want to read Black Dove, White Raven??? February 2015 is so far away. 

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