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Everybody Needs a Bridge

Everybody Needs a Bridge

Everybody Needs a Bridge

 Book Feature - Everybody Needs a Bridge by Colleen D. Scott

Book Feature - Everybody Needs a Bridge by Colleen D. Scott

HBL Note: Occasionally I get emails about books that sound great, timely, important...but given my limited amount of time to read and write and post, etc. I just have to say no. I'm trying out these book features to see how they go - books I want to share with you but don't have time to do a full read and review. 

This book is about "a teen navigating racial tension as she grows up in the South." See the full description from the publisher below. I recently moved back to Missouri, which isn't "the South" but has been in the news quite a bit as of late due to racial tensions (think Mizzou's Concerned Student 1950 and the Michael Brown shooting in Furguson, MO.) And I moved here from Chicago, another city known for its policies that reinforce racial and economic division.

The publicist who contacted me about this book (and sent me a free copy in exchange for this feature) compared it to Eleanor and Park, a book I adored! I'm keeping this copy of Everybody Needs a Bridge by Colleen D. Scott on my shelf in hopes that I will have a chance to read it in the future.

 Book Feature - Everybody Needs a Bridge by Colleen D. Scott

Book Feature - Everybody Needs a Bridge by Colleen D. Scott

From the publisher:

High school is a difficult time for every teenager. When Erin enters a large public high school in 1980, she's more than a little intimidated. Shocked by the realization that the legacy of her southern Alabama town isn't a thing of the past, Erin struggles to find her way and in the process forms several important relationships. Brittany, whose genuine friendship and unconditional support help Erin navigate her unfamiliar surroundings. Shelby, whose strength and confidence challenge Erin to make her own decisions. And Emmet, whose magnetism and acceptance inspires her to dream of a different future.

As the years pass, Erin's new bonds grow stronger. And together, they search for the answer to one important question: How do you define your own path, feel like you belong, and yet resist all of the social pressures and rigid expectations?

Tragically, after their time in high school ends, Erin becomes separated from these important friends. Alone, she struggles to find the courage to continue her journey. Ultimately, she is forced with a life-defining choice. Her decision will catapult Erin into adulthood, will test her faith, love and courage, and inevitably have an impact on the lives of those she loves most.

 Everybody Needs a Bridge by Colleen D Scott

Everybody Needs a Bridge by Colleen D Scott

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Colleen D. Scott

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