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ABOUT OUT OF DARKNESS
Ashley Hope Pérez, the author of two young adult novels, What Can't Wait and The Knife and the Butterfly, will be here tonight to share her third YA novel, Out of Darkness. 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.
ABOUT ASHLEY HOPE PEREZ
Ashley Hope Pérez is the author of three novels: Out of Darkness (2015), The Knife and the Butterfly (2012), and What Can’t Wait (2011). Out of Darkness received starred reviews from SLJ and Kirkus and was recently reviewed in The New York Times Book Review, which called the novel a “layered tale of color lines, love and struggle in an East Texas oil town.” What Can’t Wait and The Knife and the Butterfly appear on YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults and Popular Paperbacks lists.
Ashley also holds a doctorate in comparative literature and is an assistant professor of world literature at The Ohio State University. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and their two sons. Visit her online at www.ashleyperez.com and on Facebook and Twitter (@ashleyhopeperez)..
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