Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein
Release Date: March 31, 2015
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.
Why I'm Excited: Okay, admittedly I haven't read her other two books yet, but I'm going to ASAP- like the minute I'm settled into my new semester and have time to read again. I love how her books are historical fiction stories full of girl power! This one sounds so unique- Ethiopia in the 1930's? I've never read a book with this setting, and I really want to read more YA with settings other than America and the U.K. This one is highly anticipated.
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