Our YA Diversity Book Club pick for March is Elizabeth Wein’s hotly anticipated Black Dove, White Raven. I received two copies of the book, so I’m sharing with one of you!
About the book:
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.
Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein
On sale March 31, 2015
Black Dove, White Raven has already received some positive buzz including a PW starred review. I’m looking forward to reading and discussing this one for book club. This would be a good pick for the Dive into Diversity (#DiversityDive) challenge, and I hope you’ll also join in the discussion with #YADiversityBookClub.
One (1) Winner receives:
- an Advanced Reader Copy of Black Dove, White Raven
Prizing courtesy of Disney-Hyperion
Giveaway open to US addresses only
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