Fresh Ink Edited by Lamar Giles Stories by Nicola Yoon, Malinda Lo, Melissa de la Cruz, Sara Farizan, Eric Gansworth, Walter Dean Myers, Daniel José Older, Thien Pham, Jason Reynolds, Gene
Published by Crown Books for Young Readers (August 14, 2018)
Genres: Young Adult, Anthology
2018 challenge: N/A
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I would give this book 4 for a review.
In partnership with We Need Diverse Books, thirteen of the most recognizable, diverse authors come together in this remarkable YA anthology featuring ten short stories, a graphic short story, and a one-act play from Walter Dean Myers never before in-print.
All it takes to rewrite the rules is a little fresh ink in this remarkable YA anthology from thirteen of the most recognizable, diverse authors writing today including Nicola Yoon, Jason Reynolds, Melissa de la Cruz, and many more, and published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This collection features ten short stories, a graphic short story, and a one-act play from Walter Dean Myers never before in-print. It will give readers the opportunity to discover how the next chapter is up to them.
Careful–you are holding fresh ink. And not hot-off-the-press, still-drying-in-your-hands ink. Instead, you are holding twelve stories with endings that are still being written–whose next chapters are up to you.
Because these stories are meant to be read. And shared.
Thirteen of the most accomplished YA authors deliver a label-defying anthology that includes ten short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play. This collection will inspire you to break conventions, bend the rules, and color outside the lines. All you need is fresh ink.
“I absolutely love this mix of established and newer talents, and I’m really intrigued and excited by the mixed formats.” –BookRiot
“A powerful and varied collection…”—Booklist, starred review
“The stories are distinct in themes, subjects, genres, and formats, creating an inclusive, authentic, and incredible collection”—School Library Journal, starred review
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I really loved this short story collection. I loved how diverse not only the characters in this stories were but also the diversity of the worlds these characters were set in. I loved seeing some science fiction and fantasy worlds depicted as well. I just was super excited to read new stories featuring so many diverse characters. Some of my favorite stories were how I learned to cook, Own voices and super human and meet cute. I really am intrigued to read more by this authors in the future!
Individual Story Ratings:
- Eraser Tattoo: 4 stars
- Mee cute: 4.5 stars *** one of my favorites of the collection
- Don’t Pass me by: 3 stars
- Be cool for once: 3 stars
- Tags: 4 stars
- Why I learned to cook: 5 stars**** One of my favorites of the collection \
- A Stranger at the Bochinche: 4.5 stars
- A Boy Duty: 4 stars
- Tags: 4 stars
- One Voice: 5 stars**** One of my favorites of the collection
- Paladin/Samurai 4.5 stars **** One of my Favorites of the collection
- Catch, Pull, Drive 4 stars
- Super Human 5 Stars*** One of my Favorites of the collection
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