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Pub Day Shout-Outs! for January 12, 2021 featuring Pink, Richardson, and Thomas

by Sara Voigt (@meaningfulmadness)


Here are three books coming out today that I'm excited to read!


Randi Pink's Angel of Greenwood


Description from Publisher:

"Randi Pink’s The Angel of Greenwood is a historical YA novel that takes place during the Greenwood Massacre of 1921, in an area of Tulsa, OK, known as the 'Black Wall Street.'


"Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Wilson is, on the surface, a town troublemaker, but is hiding that he is an avid reader and secret poet, never leaving home without his journal. A passionate follower of W.E.B. Du Bois, he believes that black people should rise up to claim their place as equals.


"Sixteen-year-old Angel Hill is a loner, mostly disregarded by her peers as a goody-goody. Her father is dying, and her family’s financial situation is in turmoil. Also, as a loyal follower of Booker T. Washington, she believes, through education and tolerance, that black people should rise slowly and without forced conflict.


"Though they’ve attended the same schools, Isaiah never noticed Angel as anything but a dorky, Bible toting church girl. Then their English teacher offers them a job on her mobile library, a three-wheel, two-seater bike. Angel can’t turn down the money and Isaiah is soon eager to be in such close quarters with Angel every afternoon.


"But life changes on May 31, 1921 when a vicious white mob storms the community of Greenwood, leaving the town destroyed and thousands of residents displaced. Only then, Isaiah, Angel, and their peers realize who their real enemies are."


Why I want to read it: Have you read Ashley's review of this book? If this doesn't make you want to buy and read this book immediately, I don't know what will. After I read Ashley's review, I knew this one would be at the top of my TBR.

Rhiannon Richardson's The Meet-Cute Project


Description from Publisher:

"To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets Save the Date in this sweet, hijinks-filled rom-com about a teen girl who will do whatever it takes to find a date for her sister’s wedding.


"Mia’s friends love rom-coms. Mia hates them. They’re silly, contrived, and not at all realistic. Besides, there are more important things to worry about—like how to handle living with her bridezilla sister, Sam, who’s never appreciated Mia, and surviving junior year juggling every school club offered and acing all of her classes.


"So when Mia is tasked with finding a date to her sister’s wedding, her options are practically nonexistent.


"Mia’s friends, however, have an idea. It’s a little crazy, a little out there, and a lot inspired by the movies they love that Mia begrudgingly watches too.


"Mia just needs a meet-cute."


Why I want to read it: It is almost Valentine's Day, and I just need this energy in my life. YA Romance? Yes, please!

Angie Thomas's Concrete Rose


Description from Publisher:

"International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.


"If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison.


"Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control.


"Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father.


"Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he’s expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he’s different.


"When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can’t just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man."


Why I want to read it: I think we all know Unabridged Podcast's love for Angie Thomas. Also, Maverick's back story? Sign me up.

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