Ashley Hope Perez’s novel “Out of Darkness,” published in 2015, is a Romeo and Juliet story set against the backdrop of an actual historical event: the New London, Texas, school explosion of 1937, which killed more than 300 students and teachers.
Seven short book reviews: Fiction, Science Fiction, Essays
You Can’t Read That! is a periodic post about book banning, featuring news and opinion roundups, personal observations, and reviews.
Still gonna quit when this term is up in January, though. I was on the HOA board for three years in the early 2000s, and am now nearing the end of a second three-year stint. Someone else can be responsible for collecting the dues I helped triple!
Six short book reviews: fiction, nonfiction, historical fiction, science fiction
By the time I clicked back to the library checkout page, the downloading issue had resolved and the book’s now on my Kindle, ready for a leisurely yet obsessive read. Happy happy!
I’m home alone and living on takeout so the kitchen stays clean until Donna’s return tomorrow morning.
Kelly Yang’s “Front Desk” first came to my attention via an October 2021 news story about its banning at an elementary school in New York.