Sunday, May 1, 2016
What's New? Stacking the Shelves
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got this week.
Big week this week! I learned that I won a prize in editor, Christian Trimmer's Anniversary Giveaway and a gigantic box of books arrived a few days later! I am bowled over by the generosity of the gift. I already had a few of the titles, but most are new to me. I am so excited to read these.
I had another photo of all the books stacked on my floor and have been trying to email them to a variety of emails from my phone. This happens from time to time and I don't know why. If anyone has an explanation about why, drop me a line in the comments.
Animal Planet Animal Atlas by Animal Planet. 96 p. Liberty Street/ Time Inc., May 24, 2016. 9781618931658.
Publisher synopsis: Animal Planet's definitive atlas of animal life takes readers on a continent-by-continent and habitat-by-habitat passport to adventure!
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham. 369 p. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, January, 2017. 9780316384933.
From the back cover:
Some bodies won't stay buried.
Some stories need to be told.
When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family's property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discovers about the past...and the present.
Nearly one hundred years earlier, a misguided violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey toward self-discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what's right the night Tulsa burns.
Through intricately interwoven alternating perspectives, Jennifer Latham's lightning-paced page-turner brings the Tulsa race riot of 1921 to blazing life and raises important questions about the complex state of US race relations-both yesterday and today.
That's what's new with me, what's new with you?