Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein

Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein

Black Dove, White Raven is by Elizabeth Wein, who is also the author of Rose Under Fire and Code Name Verity. I loved those books and I was not disappointed with this one. Black Dove White Raven is about Teo and Emmy and their life trying to find freedom. Teo is a black boy and Emmy is a white girl, their mothers do airplane stunt shows together (which is uncommon for women at the time). But since Delia, Teo’s mother, is black and Emmy’s mother Rhoda is white they face social issues other then just being women. Delia’s dream is for them to be able to find a place where their children can grow up free (and together, not discriminated against). Delia wants to go to Ethiopia because that is where Teo’s father was from and is the only African Country to have not been colonized. When Delia dies in a plane crash Rhoda is determined to make sure that Teo and Emmy get to grow up free and live Delia’s dream in Ethiopia. They make it over but World War II starts and causes the family to struggle to stay together, their family is ripped apart by war. This book starts off really slow but once I got into it it was amazing. I feel it is an accurate depiction of how people lived at the time (In the 1920’s and the 1930’s). This book is basically about the struggle of a family to stay together, and how blood doesn’t make a family, love does. At points I found myself having to put the book down because it was so sad, and I didn’t want it to get any worse, I loved the characters and couldn’t stand anything bad happening to them. I loved this book and would recommend this book to any Elizabeth Wein fans or any one who loves historical fiction, it shows a side of history that is never shown (World War II in Africa).

$7.13
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