★ "A powerful, layered tale of forbidden love in times of unrelenting racism."
— starred, Kirkus Reviews

2016 Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

See Ashley's response to sweeping efforts to ban Out of Darkness.
"This solid debut deftly explores the daily struggle of some students to persevere in the face of long odds."
Booklist
"A tragedy, real and racial, swallows us whole."
The New York Times Book Review

2016 Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

Essential discussions of book banning and attacks on marginalized youth.
"An unflinching portrait with an ending that begs for another reading."
Kirkus Reviews
★ "A powerful, layered tale of forbidden love in times of unrelenting racism."
— starred, Kirkus Reviews

2016 Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

"Pérez... captures the pressures of both Latina life and being caught between two cultures.... Un magnífico debut."
Kirkus Reviews
"An uncompromising look at two characters most readers would otherwise look away from."
Booklist

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