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Kirkus Reviews called Out of Darkness "a powerful, layered tale of forbidden love in times of unrelenting racism." Read the starred review here.


Great time at the April 2015 Texas Library Association convention--book signing, Texas Tea, and panel on historical YA fiction... plus librarians are the best! 


Ashley loved her recent round of school visits in Chicago. You can bring Ashley to your school in person or by Skype... details here.

Recent Reviews

This is what people are saying about The Knife and the Buttefly:


"An unflinching portrait with an ending that begs for another reading." 

--Kirkus Reviews


"Harrowing, heart-rending, and ultimately hopeful."

--Jordan Sonnenblick, best-selling YA author of Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie


"An uncompromising look at two characters most readers would otherwise look away from."


"This book is both knife and butterfly: it cuts deep... but is also compassionate and hopeful."

---·The Book Smugglers


"Azael is a dynamic and sympathetic main character with an authentic voice.... an assured success in libraries serving high school students."

--School Library Journal


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