Wahoo! We’ve got our first Peach shipment for the 2016-2017 list. As you may or may not know we review titles for inclusion in the Georgia Peach Book Award Nomination list from Summer until October. Any title published in the current year and the prior year are eligible. Hachette has been so kind as to send us a sampling of their lovely titles.

When a shipment comes in it is up to each member to review each title and choose those that seem the most promising and then add those to the selection list for further review. We meet in Spring for a smackdown where the nearly 100 titles are whittle down to just 20. Each member has their own tastes and style so we’re all reviewing different titles and what appeals to one may not appeal to another.

As for this shipment two jumped out to me. Stitching Snow by RC Lewis, a futuristic tech punk Princess fantasy and Black Dove White Raven by Elizabeth Wein, a super-fantastic historical drama set in 1930’s Ethiopia where a white female stunt pilot adopts her black friend’s son and moves to the country to escape Jim Crow and the limits America wants to place on her blended family.

You want to read with me, don’t you?

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