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Ashley Hope Pérez

Literary Scholar, Educator & Author of "Out of Darkness"

Literary Scholar, Educator & Author of "Out of Darkness"

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Ashley Hope Pérez Biography

Ashley Hope Pérez is the author of three novels: "Out of Darkness," "The Knife and the Butterfly," and "What Can’t Wait." As one of the most frequently banned writers in the United States since 2021, she has used her insights as a literary scholar, novelist, and educator to advocate for public school students and their right to experience diverse literature as a space for learning, discovery, and growth.

"Out of Darkness" was selected as a best book of the year by both Kirkus and School Library Journal. It received a 2016 Printz Honor for Literary Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, the 2016 Tomás Rivera Book Award, and the 2016 Américas Award. "What Can’t Wait" and "The Knife and the Butterfly" appear on YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults and Popular Paperbacks lists.

Pérez is also a former high school English teacher, holds a doctorate in comparative literature, and is an assistant professor of world literatures at The Ohio State University. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her two sons.

Ashley Hope Pérez Videos

  • Banned Book Author Ashley Pérez
    More than 2,500 books were banned in 2022, a nearly 35 percent increase in the number of banned titles from a year earlier. Among those banned in...
  • Author Ashley Hope Pérez on Book Censorship in Schools, Libraries
    Pérez spoke to Aisha Mills on “AMplified with Aisha Mills” to share her thoughts on this disturbing trend in censorship this year.

Ashley Hope Pérez Books

  • Out of Darkness
    Out of Darkness
  • The Knife and the Butterfly
    The Knife and the Butterfly
  • What Can't Wait
    What Can't Wait

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Ashley Hope Pérez is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ashley Hope Pérez for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Ashley Hope Pérez generally travels from Columbus, OH, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Melissa Baron, Lois Lowry, Enuma Okoro, Valerie Wilson Wesley and Lucy Ellmann. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ashley Hope Pérez for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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