Out of the Easy

cover of the book Out of the EasyBook Title & Author:
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Why do you think the LSSU Campus should read this book? How will it build community? start conversations? encourage social engagement? empower critical thinking? Will it inspire an engaging TEDxLSSU theme?
It is about a girl who because of her socio economic background has to work so hard to achieve her dreams. It will start discussions about the protagonists mother’s decisions, the protagonists choices and how relatable each character is. It will inspire an engaging TEDxLSSU theme potentially of how hard people have to work to truly get what they want.

Description from publisher’s site:
“It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.
Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.”

Additional Information: This title is available in both Kindle and Audiobook format.

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