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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 10 short stories, a graphic short story, and a one-act play from Walter Dean Myers never before published. It will give listeners the opportunity to discover how the next chapter is up to them.
"I absolutely love this mix of established and newer talents, and I'm really intrigued and excited by the mixed formats." (BookRiot)
Careful - you are holding fresh ink. And not hot-off-the-press, still-drying-in-your-hands ink. Instead, you are holding 12 stories with endings that are still being written - whose next chapters are up to you.
Because these stories are meant to be heard. And shared.
Thirteen of the most accomplished YA authors deliver a label-defying anthology that includes 10 short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play about topics like gentrification, acceptance, untimely death, coming out, and poverty and ranging in genre from contemporary realistic fiction to adventure and romance. This collection 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
Includes a bonus PDF of “Paladin/Samurai” by Gene Luen Yang, illustrated by Thien Pham.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
"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)
"A powerful and varied collection deserving of shelf space in every library.” (Booklist, starred review)