Once Upon a Book Club 2020 Advent Calendar Day 7

Share Your Joy by Abi Steer

Very beautiful story, but not one that kept my attention (am I okay?). I also am well aware that we already received a notebook earlier in the calendar, but the story kinda led us to a completely different gift than what we goot (not that I am complaining, this gift is pretty sick).

*Copied from Amazon*

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 discoveries about the present and the past.

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 towards 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.

I am hoping that this year, I will be featuring more novels about the fight for racial equality around the world, but specifically in the United States. With 2020 bringing a rise in the fight for the Black Lives Matter movement, I am hoping to include more novels that bridge this blog towards justice and equality. I am excited to pick this one up and read it, and I will happily share with you guys my thoughts once I get there!

If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at elizabethslick@elizabethsbookstore.blog. And as always, I’ll see you all in the next book!

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