#WeNeedDiverseBooks has published its second anthology, this one for teens. Fresh Ink is a compilation of stories from several of today's most dynamic writers, including Sara Farizan, Malinda Lo, Eric Gansworth, Jason Reynolds, and more. The short stories (plus one play and one graphic short) encompass first love, school power dynamics, saying good-bye, and superheroes. There is something for everyone in Fresh Ink.
~ Eight Cousins
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All it takes to rewrite the rules is a little fresh ink in this remarkable YA collection 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 awesome anthology came together with the fantastic organization We Need Diverse Books, and...combines an all-star cast of talent." --Paste Magazine
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 from Walter Dean Myers never before in-print. This collection addresses topics like gentrification, acceptance, untimely death, coming out, and poverty and ranges in genre from contemporary realistic fiction to adventure and romance. It will inspire you to break conventions, bend the rules, and color outside the lines. All you need is fresh ink.
AUTHORS INCLUDE: Schuyler Bailar, Melissa de la Cruz, Sara Farizan, Sharon G. Flake, Eric Gansworth, Malindo Lo, Walter Dean Myers, Daniel José Older, Thien Pham, Jason Reynolds, Aminah Mae Safi, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon
"I absolutely love this mix of established and newer talents, and I'm really intrigued and excited by the mixed formats." --BookRiot
"Huge, huge names in YA participated." --Bustle
About the Author
Lamar Giles writes novels and short stories for teens and adults. He is the author of the Edgar Award nominees Fake ID and Endangered, as well as the YA novel Overturned. He is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books, and he resides in Virginia with his wife. Check him out online at lamargiles.com or follow @LRGiles on Twitter.
Praise for Fresh Ink:
"A powerful and varied collection deserving of shelf space in every library.” –Booklist, Starred Review
"This compelling anthology is an excellent choice for YA collections.” –SLJ, Starred Review
"The most profound strength of the collection, however, is the array of rich characters with whom readers will surely connect.” –Shelf Awareness, Starred Review
"This beautiful, moving, and insightful collection is quintessentially American and a valuable addition to all middle and high school classrooms.” –Kirkus