Our Next Good Read: Out of Darkness

out of darknessJoin us October 10 at Tractor Brewing from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book.  We are reading Out of Darkness (Grades 9 and up) by Ashley Hope Pérez .

Here’s a sneak peek into the book (from Goodreads):

“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.

“No Negroes, Mexicans, or dogs.”

They know the people who enforce them.

“They all decided they’d ride out in their sheets and pay Blue a visit.”

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.

“More than grief, more than anger, there is a need. Someone to blame. Someone to make pay.”

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.

Be sure to get entered in our drawing for a free copy of the book!! All you have to do is comment on any blog post by October 3!

We’ll also be raffling off a copy of November’s featured book, The Book of Unknown AmericansJoin us that evening to be entered!

We hope to see you on October 10!

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3 thoughts on “Our Next Good Read: Out of Darkness

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