Free Book Friday: Out of Darkness

It’s Friday! Congratulations to Mindy Rhiger (@mindyreads), who’s won the Lab galley giveaway. DM us your address, and we’ll choose 5 galleys to send your way.

This week, we’re continuing our Lab 5th anniversary fun by giving away a copy of Ashley Hope Pérez’s Out of Darkness, which has already earned two stars from Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal.

“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.

Download a free sample chapter and discussion guide on our website, and follow Ashley on Twitter for Out of Darkness updates!

If you’d like to win Out of Darkness, please leave a comment on this post (including your first and last name), or tweet this line: Free Book Friday! Tweet to win OUT OF DARKNESS by @ashleyhopeperez from @LernerBooks. #LabF15 Make sure to check the blog next week to see if you’ve won!

One thought on “Free Book Friday: Out of Darkness

  1. Crystal Brunelle

    I am really looking forward to reading Out of Darkness sometime in the near future. I lived in Texas for sixteen years, but never heard of that school disaster. – Crystal Brunelle

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