Get it while you can! Several Giveaways available.
For those of you who don't know me, I'm going to introduce myself as a country girl to heart from a small town called St. George, South Carolina. Born and raised. A town to this day that has a school of whites only. White children that do not attend our public schools. I could remember a handful of white teenagers who graduated in my class. This is also a town that had an old Rosenwald School (Blacks Only) that my grandmother walked to every morning and walked from in the evening. She also taught there after receiving her degree from Allen University. But, I love my my town because if it wasn't for the life experiences, I wouldn't be the proud African American woman I am today.
Let's talk about Our Friendship Matters
I've been writing Our Friendship Matters for 2 1/2 years. Crazy right. Crazy how long I've been expressing myself in a novel and in 2020, the same cycle keeps repeating itself.
Let me tell you how I came up with Our Friendship Matters. So, I was in the hospital with my mom, whom died of cancer and I was suffering in ways, I thought would never happen. From her sickness and seeing her in pain, I was struggling. I think about her everyday but to be honest it's still hard without her, but one thing I remembered is her looking up at me and saying, "keep writing." At the moment, I didn't care about writing. All I care about was her getting healthy because I truly thought God was making a mistake, but they say he doesn't. The death of losing a parent is life changing.
When, I returned back to Missouri, I was hurt, mad, frustrated with everything. Then weeks later, the death of Jemel Roberson surfaced. Another African American man killed by the hands of a police officer. We were again out protesting. Then you saw All Lives Matter,
Blue Lives Matter, and White Lives Matter forming against the Black Lives Matter movement. How does that add up to an African American man dying in the street calling for his mother, an African American woman shot in her home, not knowing she was about to leave this world, and an African American man or woman gun downed because they look like a suspect.
So, here is a short description of Our Friendship Matters and links to all the giveaway links.
Description of Our Friendship Matters:
Leah and Sasha are 17-year-old friends who had been close to one another since elementary school, but as the summer approaches they find their friendship tested in ways that they had never anticipated.
Following graduation, Sasha’s privileged life and perception of the world around her is suddenly altered when an old childhood friend persuades her to join in a campaign against an injustice, when his best friend is killed by a cop.
But joining the protest has unforeseen consequences for Sasha, distancing her from Leah, who becomes jealous of Sasha’s new friends and finds herself on the opposing side, protesting alongside her group of new white friends.
As the tension mounts between the two bitterly opposed factions, a tragedy strikes and threatens to make Sasha and Leah enemies. Can they find a way to resolve their differences, put them to one side and learn to accept each other’s viewpoints? Or is their long friendship finished for good?
Links to giveaways:
LibraryThing (5 ARCS for a review exchange)
The Childrens Book Review (5 digital copies)
YA Book Central (5 hard copies)
Giveaways Coming Soon...