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Minute Review: Lies We Tell Ourselves (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 the fact that they may be falling for one another. 

Lies We Tell Ourselves was something very unexpected. When I read the synopsis I thought it was a historical fiction book... and it was... but...

There is a very big 'but' that caught me off guard. And if I'm being perfectly honest, I'm not sure how I felt about it.

As a time piece, this book is grea…

POWERLESS by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracey Deebs now in paperback

NOW IN TRADE PAPER! Powerless By Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs May 3, 2016; Tradepaper; ISBN 9781492616603 Book Info: Title: Powerless Series: The Hero Agenda Authors: Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs Release Date: May 3, 2016 Publisher:  Sourcebooks Fire
Summary: Kenna is tired of being “normal.”
The only thing special about her is that she isn’t special at all. Which is frustrating when you’re constantly surrounded by superheroes. Her best friend, her ex-boyfriend, practically everyone she knows has some talent or power. Sure, Kenna’s smart and independent, but as an ordinary girl in an extraordinary world, it’s hard not to feel inferior.
So when three villains break into the lab where she interns, Kenna refuses to be a victim. She’s not about to let criminals steal the research that will make her extraordinary too.
But in the heat of battle, secrets are spilled and one of the villains saves her life. Twice. Suddenly, everything Kenna thought she knew about good and evil, heroes and villains i…