Books by Ashley Hope Pérez

OUT OF DARKNESS by Ashley Hope Pérez
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A powerful, layered tale of forbidden love in times of unrelenting racism. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
A Mexican-American girl and a black boy begin an ill-fated love in the months leading up to a catastrophic 1937 school explosion in East Texas. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An unflinching portrait with an ending that begs for another reading. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The lives of two teens become inexplicably intertwined in this gritty novel with a paranormal twist. Read full book review >
WHAT CAN'T WAIT by Ashley Hope Pérez
Released: March 1, 2011

"Un magnifico debut. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
If only 17-year-old Marisa Morena could figure out her future in her Houston barrio as well as she solves calculus problems. Read full book review >