Waiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This week I'm waiting on...
Abe in Arms by Pegi Deitz Shea
Release Date: June 1, 2010
Portraying the pressures of teens to live a normal life while facing mental illness, this suspenseful young adult novel follows the journey of success-bound Abe, who struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A senior in high school, with a loving and wealthy adoptive family, Abe is on track for a big scholarship and an open future. Suddenly, horrific flashbacks rip him back to war-torn Africa, where five years previously he lost his mother, sister, friends, and almost his own life to torturous violence. During therapy, he uncovers even darker moments from his past that make him question how he survived. This action-filled thriller will open the eyes and hearts of teenagers to the lives of young people who have been exposed to profound violence around the world.
-I'm on the lookout for more YA dealing with mental illness and this one is about a POC so it seems like a double win. There needs to be more YA written that deals with mental illness (thank you Francisco Stork for working to fill that void!). Also it sounds action packed so I'm anxious to read it.
Summary from Amazon.com
What POC releases are you waiting for?
PS What does the cover look like to you? I couldn't figure it out until I really looked, but I think it's really cool!