Monday, August 8, 2016

6 New Release this week 8/8-8/14 plus giveaway for ALL WE HAVE LEFT!

Happy Monday! This week seems to be a quiet one, with only one release to spotlight: ALL WE HAVE LEFT by Wendy Mills. But we also have five giveaway winners to announce. Read below to see if you won and read more about ALL WE HAVE LEFT and enter for a signed giveaway!

Happy Reading,

Shelly, Sam, Jocelyn, Martina, Erin, Susan, Michelle, Laura, Anisaa, and Kristin


YA BOOK GIVEAWAYS THIS WEEK


All We Have Left
by Wendy Mills
Signed Hardcover Giveaway
U.S. Only

Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Released 8/9/2016

A haunting and heart-wrenching story of two girls, two time periods, and the one event that changed their lives--and the world--forever.

Interweaving stories from past and present, All We Have Left follows two girls, Alia and Jesse, who discover that hatred and love have the power to reverberate into the future.

Then: Alia is a proud Muslim, even if it makes high school more difficult. Grounded for a stupid mistake, Alia decides to confront her father at his Manhattan office, putting her in danger she never expected. When the planes collide into the Twin Towers, Alia is trapped inside. There she meets a boy who risks everything for her.

Now: Jesse is haunted by the past. Ever since her brother died in the September 11th attacks, her dad's rage and grief has overshadowed their lives. When one hate-fueled decision turns Jesse's life upside down, the only way to make amends is to face the past and find out the truth of her brother's last day.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about All We Have Left?

When I first decided to write this story, the tide of Islamophobia that has swept our country was not as virulent as it is now. Even so, my decision to include a Muslim main character in a story about 9/11 felt risky, and I fought every day to get it right. Fear often stems from ignorance, and I wanted to show my Muslim characters as realistically as possible—their strengths, their flaws, their humanness. Every one of us was affected by 9/11; people of all faiths and creeds helped one another with courage and great sacrifice that day. In All We Have Left, I am truly grateful for the opportunity to illuminate and celebrate that diversity.

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YA BOOK GIVEAWAYS LAST WEEK: WINNERS


How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo: Amanda M.
Recreated by Colleen Houck: Stephanie A.
Three Truths and a Lie by Brent Hartinger: Victoria Z.
Wake the Hollow by Gaby Triana: Joycedale C.
Wax by Gina Damico: Kelly M.

Congratulations to everyone who won!


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6 comments:

  1. This one sounds really good. Thanks for telling me about it and for a chance to win.

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  2. Thanks for the book info for my to-read list!

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  3. This sounds like a great giveaway. I entered, but it clicked away before I could include my address. I tried to go back, but it wouldn't allow it.

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  4. I've read a number of glowing reviews of this book, and it is high on me to-read list! Thanks for this chance to win! Cheers, Kara S

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