May 26, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Out of Darkness

Ashley Hope Pérez. Carolrhoda Lab.

Gr 9 Up–Set in 1937 Texas and focusing on the events leading up to and immediately following the New London School explosion—the deadliest school disaster in American history—this melancholic novel tells the ill-fated love story of Mexican American Naomi and African American Wash. Pérez’s honest prose lyrically explores racism and sexism while giving voice to those who have been marginalized within American history. A compelling tearjerker.