‘Someday We Will Fly’ Blog Tour and Giveaway

 

Welcome to the Someday We Will Fly Blog Tour!
 
To celebrate the release of Someday We Will Fly by Rachel DeWoskin, blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Rachel, as well as 5 chances to win a copy of Someday We Will Fly and two authentic Chinese bookmarks!
Two Truths and a Lie

Two Truths and a Lie about Rachel DeWoskin
A) I was born in China.
B) I was the star of a Chinese soap opera about American girls falling in love with China and Chinese guys.
C) I spent most of middle and high-school writing very bad poems about falling in love and breaking up with athletes.
Answer (Highlight to Reveal): The lie is (A).

Two Truths and a Lie about Someday We Will Fly
A) Someday We Will Fly used to be called Second Circus.
B) Someday We Will Fly is based on events in my own life.
C) I spent seven summers in Shanghai researching Someday We Will Fly, living in a building built in 1932.
Answer (Highlight to Reveal): The lie is (B).

Two Truths and a Lie about Lillia
A) Lillia is a contortionist who can bend, dance, and practically fly.
B) Lillia hates her mother.
C) Lillia has a developmentally delayed baby sister.

Answer (Highlight to Reveal): The lie is (B).
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Blog Tour Schedule:
 
April 15th – The Fandom
April 16th – A Dream Within A Dream
April 17th – BookhoundsYA
April 18th – Fangirlish
April 19th – Novel Novice
★ “DeWoskin explores a rarely depicted topic. . .A beautifully nuanced exploration of culture and people.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ “An unusual portrait of what war does to families in general and children in particular . . . affirms the human need for art and beauty in hard times.” – Booklist, starred review
Follow Rachel: Website
From the author of Blind, a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story set during World War II in Shanghai, one of the only places Jews without visas could find refuge.
Warsaw, Poland. The year is 1940 and Lillia is fifteen when her mother, Alenka, disappears and her father flees with Lillia and her younger sister, Naomi, to Shanghai, one of the few places that will accept Jews without visas. There they struggle to make a life; they have no money, there is little work, no decent place to live, a culture that doesn’t understand them. And always the worry about Alenka. How will she find them? Is she still alive?
Meanwhile Lillia is growing up, trying to care for Naomi, whose development is frighteningly slow, in part from malnourishment. Lillia finds an outlet for her artistic talent by making puppets, remembering the happy days in Warsaw when her family was circus performers. She attends school sporadically, makes friends with Wei, a Chinese boy, and finds work as a performer at a “gentlemen’s club” without her father’s knowledge.
But meanwhile the conflict grows more intense as the Americans declare war and the Japanese force the Americans in Shanghai into camps. More bombing, more death. Can they survive, caught in the crossfire?
About the Author: Rachel DeWoskin spent her twenties in China as the unlikely star of a nighttime soap opera that inspired her memoir Foreign Babes in Beijing. She is the author of Repeat After Me and Big Girl Small, which received the American Library Association’s Alex Award for an adult book with special appeal to teen readers; Rachel’s conversations with young readers inspired her to write her first YA novel, Blind. Rachel is on the faculty of the University of Chicago, where she teaches creative writing. She lives in Chicago with her husband, playwright Zayd Dohrn, and their two daughters. Rachel and her family spent six summers in Shanghai while she researched Someday We Will Fly.
Giveaway
  • One (1) winner will receive a hardcover copy of Someday We Will Fly, a beautiful Classic Style Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Metal Stainless Bookmark, and a wooden bookmark hand-selected in Shanghai
  • US/Canada Only
  • Ends April 30th at midnight ET


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