Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever.

Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily.

Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town’s most vocal opponents of school integration. She has been taught all her life that the races should be kept “separate but equal.”

Forced to work together on a school project, Sarah and Linda must confront harsh truths about race, power and how they really feel about one another.

Boldly realistic and emotionally compelling, Lies We Tell Ourselves is a brave and stunning novel about finding truth amid the lies, and finding your voice even when others are determined to silence it.


You know, I think it's about time someone wrote a YA book on this matter. I think it's so important to acknoledge because some people still live in a racist bubble and what better way to do so than a book.
I'm super excited to read it.


  1. This one sounds good! Hope you enjoy!
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  2. This is such an interesting read! It reminds me of the Disney Channel's Color of Friendship movie. You should check it out!


    1. O: I haven't seen it but I sure will. It reminds me of another Disney Channel movie, The Ernest Green Story, it is reaaaally good too!

  3. I'm intrigued. Haven't read anything like this in a while so it's about time, like you said. Great pick!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

    1. me neither, I really need to step aside all the romance and paranormal for q minute and read something more relevant (: thanks for coming

  4. I totally agree that this is a book that sound be written. I haven't read anything like this so I really hope I'll get a chance. Great pick :)

    Tanja @ Ja Ĩitam, a ti?

  5. That sounds great. Haven't even heard of it before. How'd you come across it?

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