Ashley Hope Perez - OUT OF DARKNESS

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Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
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2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
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ISBN: 9781467742023
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Published: Carolrhoda Books - September 1st, 2015

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

New London, Texas. 1937. Naomi Smith and Wash Fullerton 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 there are some forces even the most determined color lines cannot resist. And sometimes all it takes is an explosion. Ashley Hope Perez 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.