Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez audiobook

Out of Darkness

By Ashley Hope Perez
Read by Lincoln Hoppe  and Benita Robledo

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12.53 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780735289468

"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.

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Summary

Summary

A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016 in Audio

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016

A Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book

"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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"[This] layered tale of color lines, love, and struggle in an East Texas oil town is a pit-in-the-stomach family drama that goes down like it should, with pain and fascination, like a mix of sugary medicine and artisanal moonshine.” New York Times Book Review
“Unflinchingly intense….A powerful, layered tale of forbidden love in times of unrelenting racism.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Set against the backdrop of an actual historical event, Pérez’s young adult novel gives voice to many long-omitted facets of US history.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Robledo moves effortlessly between rigid control and panicked acceleration, imbuing the multiple viewpoints with authenticity and empathy, while Hoppe’s near-growling interruptions as ‘The Gang,’ a collective representation of racist classmates, remain menacing throughout.” School Library Journal (audio review)

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Author Bio: Ashley Hope Perez

Author Bio: Ashley Hope Perez

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 12.53
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English