Deborah Wiles’ Revolution is on its way!

I was a big fan of Deborah Wiles’ Countdown (my review is here) and have been eagerly awaiting the second in her Sixties Trilogy. So how terrific to read just now her blog post mentioning, among other things, the completion of the new book, Revolution. Deborah writes:

REVOLUTION is the title of book two of the Sixties Trilogy. It takes place in 1964 Mississippi during Freedom Summer. Sunny Fairchild is 12 years old. I can’t wait for you to meet her, and her step-brother, Gillette, his little sister, Audrey, and the town of Greenwood, Mississippi, which was the headquarters of SNCC in 1964.

Lots went down in Greenwood during the civil rights movement years, and Sunny lives through the summer of 1964 with a whole lot of grit and even a little bit of grace. Or maybe it’s the other way ’round.

You’ll meet Jo Ellen again, in REVOLUTION. She’s one of the one-thousand souls who came south to Mississippi for Freedom Summer, to register black voters and open community centers and Freedom Schools. Jo Ellen and Sunny meet and sparks fly.

There’s also a mysterious boy named Raymond who lives on the other side (literally) of the railroad tracks, in Baptist Town. I fell in love with Ray, and I hope you do, too.

Don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to read this!


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5 responses to “Deborah Wiles’ Revolution is on its way!

  1. Kristine a

    Countdown is one of my favorite books, and I’ve been on pins and needles waiting for her number two in the series. It’s the only book I’ve bought in hardback the last 5 years, and this news made my day!!


  2. Sam Bloom

    Great news! Thanks for the heads-up…


  3. DaNae

    That is great news!


  4. Hi, Monica! It’s very exciting to see this on your blog. Thank you! I can’t wait for y’all to hold the book in your hands… xo Debbie


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