Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (79) Tyler Johnson Was Here & How We Roll

This lovely picture is borrowed from Thoughts on Tomes, you should check out her page!!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title:  Tyler Johnson Was Here
Author: Jay Coles
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Release Date: March 20th, 2018 

When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.

The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it's up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.

Honestly, this cover is beautiful, and I can't wait to get my hands on this book. Why do I want to read this story? Because this is a reality for Black children in America, and it needs to be talked about. 

Title:  How We Roll

Author: Natasha Friend
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Release Date: June 5th, 2018 

Quinn is a teen who loves her family, skateboarding, basketball, and her friends, but after she's diagnosed with a condition called alopecia which causes her to lose all of her hair, her friends abandon her. 

Jake was once a star football player, but because of a freak accident—caused by his brother—he loses both of his legs. Quinn and Jake meet and find the confidence to believe in themselves again, and maybe even love.

I am super jazzed about this book for a variety of reasons;the main reason is that cover.Look at it! It is gorgeous! Also the synopsis sounds wonderful! 

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