Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Waiting on Wednesday: Frankly in Love by David Yoon
Frankly in Love by David Yoon. 432 p. Penguin Young Readers Group, September 10, 2019. 9781984812209.
Publisher synopsis: High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo—his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents' traditional expectations and their own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance—"Date Korean"—which proves complicated when Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful—and white. Fellow Limbo Joy Song is in a similar predicament, and so they make a pact: they'll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. Frank thinks it's the perfect plan, but in the end, Frank and Joy's fake-dating maneuver leaves him wondering if he ever really understood love—or himself—at all.
Fell instantly head-over-heels for this cover when I saw the reveal a couple of weeks ago on Twitter. Then I fell again for the premise. Here's a link to David Yoon's web page.Cannot wait to share this with my students!
ETA: David posted a video of the creation of that fantastic cover here.