Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, in which we share the titles of books we are eagerly awaiting.

Seeing Red by Kathryn Erskine. 352 p. Scholastic, Inc. October 1, 2013. 9780545464406. 

Publisher synopsis: National Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine delivers a powerful story of family, friendship, and race relations in the South.
Life will never be the same for Red Porter. He's a kid growing up around black car grease, white fence paint, and the backward attitudes of the folks who live in his hometown, Rocky Gap, Virginia.
Red's daddy, his idol, has just died, leaving Red and Mama with some hard decisions and a whole lot of doubt. Should they sell the Porter family business, a gas station, repair shop, and convenience store rolled into one, where the slogan -- "Porter's: We Fix it Right!" -- has been shouting the family's pride for as long as anyone can remember?
With Daddy gone, everything's different. Through his friendship with Thomas, Beau, and Miss Georgia, Red starts to see there's a lot more than car motors and rusty fenders that need fixing in his world.
When Red discovers the injustices that have been happening in Rocky Gap since before he was born, he's faced with unsettling questions about his family's legacy.
The majority of my social networking friends are children's literature-related, authors, publishers, and librarians. By doing this I learn things about my favorite authors, like signings and new releases that I otherwise might not. This is a good example. The author released the cover on her page and it's not even on the online booksellers' sites yet. 
And, it's a great cover. 
Mockingbird was brilliant and I absolutely adored The Absolute Value of Mike. I am so looking forward to reading this one.

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