Out of Darkness

Out of Darkness

by Ashley Hope Pérez

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Overview

A 2016 Michael L. Printz Honoree



"This is East Texas, and there's lines. Lines you cross, lines you don't cross. That clear?"



New London, Texas. 1937. Naomi Vargas and Wash Fuller know about the lines in East Texas as well as anyone. They know the signs that mark them. They know the people who enforce them. But sometimes the attraction between two people is so powerful it breaks through even the most entrenched color lines. And the consequences can be explosive.



Ashley Hope Pérez takes the facts of the 1937 New London school explosion—the worst school disaster in American history—as a backdrop for a riveting novel about segregation, love, family, and the forces that destroy people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467742023
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 1,185,326
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile: HL660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Ashley Hope Pérez grew up in Texas and is the author of three award-winning novels for young adults. Out of Darkness received a Printz Honor and the Tomás Rivera Book Award. She is an assistant professor of world literatures at The Ohio State University and lives in Columbus with her husband and two sons.

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