Day: September 1, 2021

#Diverseathon2021: September’s Prompt and Host

Hello SEPTEMBER!  It is September 1st and it is time to talk about this month’s prompt and host for #Diverseathon2021:

For September the prompt is: A book set in Jamaica

September’s Host is Laura @ A Book Circus
She will host at You Tube

**She will also be having a giveaway: She will be giving away a $15 Amazon gift card. See her You Tube Channel for all the information on the giveaway!

For full details on this year long read-a-thon, please click here.
And don’t forget about the awesome GRAND PRIZE at the end of the year. Click the link here for that information.

What am I reading during September for #Diverseathon2021?

Your Corner Dark by Desmond Hall

Book Description:

American Street meets Long Way Down in this searing and gritty debut novel that takes an unflinching look at the harsh realities of gang life in Jamaica and how far a teen is willing to go for family.

Things can change in a second:

The second Frankie Green gets that scholarship letter, he has his ticket out of Jamaica.
The second his longtime crush, Leah, asks him on a date, he’s in trouble.
The second his father gets shot, suddenly nothing else matters.
And the second Frankie joins his uncle’s gang in exchange for paying for his father’s medical bills, there’s no going back…or is there?

As Frankie does things he never thought he’d be capable of, he’s forced to confront the truth of the family and future he was born into—and the ones he wants to build for himself.

What are YOU reading for #Diverseathon2021 in September?