A 2016 Michael L. Printz Honoree
"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.
Powerful , meaningful book
I think EVERYONE should read this! What a picture of the way things were—and still are in our country!
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This book, although sometimes a little hard to read, was simply amazing. I couldn't put it down! The characters are easy to sympathize with, and by the end of the book I couldn't stop crying. 10/10 would recommend to anybody interested in love, destruction, segregation, or just anyone who needs a good book.
This book is magnificent. It's full of romance, segregation, it's just a all around together wonderful book. It left me crying like a little child. Absolutely amazing