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No school.  No parents.  No rules.


The post-apocalyptic children's chapter series with superpowers continues...

Shelly and her friends must brave Wellbright Manor at night, wherein hides a clue regarding their parents' dissapearance.  As they investigate, they realize they're not alone.  Is it the ghost of the beloved writer, Laliz Pounche, haunting the halls? Or is there something worse hiding in the shadows?  Whatever they find there, it will change them forever!

The book utilizes OpenDsylexic font for easy reading.

This isn't just about reading...

Lights Out is dedicated to bringing female central characters to the forefront of every story.  Did you know that according to Hanice McCabe who reviewed nearly 6,000 children's books from 1900-2000 that only 31% had female centric characters? 

Also, Lights Out wants to ensure that minorities are firmly represented, not only in a positive light, but as strong role models.  The NIU review by Melanie Koss in 2012 found that only 21% of children's books featured a secondary culture.  Furthermore, of the 455 sampled works, 75% of human main characters were white, 15% were black and 6% were all other cultures combined. 

Rudine Sims Bishop published an article in 1990 titled, "Mirrors, Windows and Sliding Glass Doors".  She stated, "When children cannot find themselves reflected in books they read, or when the images they see are distorted, negative or laughable, they learn a powerful lesson about how they are devalued in the society of which they are a part."

In a survey of 2,000 schools, 90% of educators believed that children would become more enthusiastic readers if they had books reflecting their lives.  (Weneeddiversebooks.org)

It is also true that 2/3rds of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare (National Assessment of Adult Literacy) and 85% of juveniles who interface with the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate. (Begintoread.com)

Can "Lights Out" fix the problems that are currently plaguing our society? Probably not, but it is a step in the right direction.

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File Last Updated:
July 17, 2017
This title was added to our catalog on July 18, 2017.