In New Orleans, people only know Josie as the daughter of a brothel prostitute. But she’s got bigger dreams—dreams of getting out of the Big Easy and actually going to college. Then a mysterious death in the Quarter gets Josie tangled in an investigation that challenges her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and the clandestine underworld of the city … an entanglement she may not be able to escape.
To celebrate the release of Ruta Sepetys‘ new novel, Out of the Easy — the follow-up to her New York Times bestselling debut, Between Shades of Gray — Penguin Young Readers Group is teaming up with Ruta to give you the opportunity to accomplish your own college dreams! Enter the Out of the Easy Scholarship Contest for your chance to win $5,000 dollars towards the college of your choice.
The Out of the Easy Scholarship Contest is open to all high-school seniors who wish to submit a three-page essay answering the following question:
Out of the Easy references the following quote from Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. How does this quote relate to the journey of the characters in “Out of the Easy” and also to your personal journey as you prepare for college?
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. — Charles Dickens
Entries are due by May 31, 2013.
The essays will be read and judged by a special jury of qualified panelists, and one (1) winner will be chosen on or before July 15th.
Intrigued? Find all of the details for entering the contest at www.outoftheeasy.com.