Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...
Author: Esther Friesner
Release Date: November 25, 2010
It's 1910, and thirteen-year-old Raisa has just traveled alone from a small Polish shtetl all the way to New York City. It's overwhelming, awe-inspiring, and even dangerous, especially when she discovers that her sister has disappeared and she must now fend for herself. She finds work in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory sewing bodices on the popular shirtwaists. Raisa makes friends and even dare she admit it...falls in love. But then 1911 dawns, and one March day a spark ignites in the factory. One of the city's most harrowing tragedies unfolds, and Raisa's life is forever changed. . . .
One hundred years after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, this moving young adult novel gives life to the tragedy and hope of this transformative event in American history.
Taken from Amazon.
I've recently started on an historical fiction kick, and this sounds like the perfect blend of history, fiction, and a compelling, imaginative tale. The character, though young, seems like she could be relatable, and I think the premise has a lot of promise for drama and intrigue. As for the cover, while it doesn't immediately kick me in the face with its amazingness, I think the simple white with stark lettering is profound and perfect for the title. What do you think...and what are you waiting on this week?