Go With the Tide: March Reading List
How is it already March? January seemed to last 200 days, and February flew by. I know the reading lists took a hiatus, blame it on shoulder surgery. But they're back! I've picked out my top three hitting the shelves this month that sound too good to pass up.
Restore Me (Shatter Me #4) Tahereh Mafi
A friend introduced me to the Shatter Me series years ago, and fans have been anticipating the release of Restore Me and it's finally here! The series follows Juliet who has a lethal touch. Now, she's locked away for the murder of a little boy. With the world crumbling and in the choke hold of the Reestablishment, Juliet accepts her fate. But one day they come for her, and she has to make a choice: be a weapon, or a warrior. (Bonus, the cover art is gorgeous.) Grab your copy March 6th, and read the summary for Shatter Me here, and Restore Me here.
How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation Tim Federle and Maureen Johnson
A collection of essays, songs, illustrations, and interviews about activism and hope with a high profile group including Jodi Picoult, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Lauren Duca. (Just to name a few.) The book is a way to start a conversation and to show readers that they are not helpless, and anyone can create change. Read more here, and find it on shelves March 1st.
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton, Bryan Stevenson (Intro), Lara Love Hardin
Anthony Ray Hinton's story is incredible. I've been following it for a couple of years now, it gives me chills! In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama, and sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in silence before accepting his fate, and finding a way to live. Hinton became a beacon transforming his spirit and his fellow inmates. The Sun Does Shine is Hinton's memoir about imprisonment, freedom, and power of hope. Snag a copy March 27th, and read the full summary here.