‘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 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 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
Audiobook Table of Contents:
Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds, read by Guy Lockard
Meet Cute by Malinda Lo, read by Kim Mai Guest
Don’t Pass Me By by Eric Gansworth, read by the author
Be Cool for Once by Aminah Mae Safi, read by the author
Tags by Walter Dean Myers, with narration read by Dominic Hoffman; ‘Big Eddie’ read by Dion Graham; ‘Willie’ read by Guy Lockard; ‘D’Mario’ read by Ron Butler; and ‘J-Boy’ read by J.B. Adkins
Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan, read by the author
A Stranger at the Bochinche by Daniel Jose Older, read by Henry Leyva
A Boy’s Duty by Sharon G. Flake, read by J.B. Adkins
One Voice: A Something In-Between Story by Melissa de la Cruz, read by Donabella Mortel
Paladin/Samurai by Gene Luen Yang, with ‘Wujae/Game Master’ read by Raymond Lee; ‘Owen/Knight/Samurai’ read by Sunil Malhotra; ‘Cameron/Wizard’ read by Kirby Heyborne; ‘Macie/Thief’ read by Kim Mai Guest;
Catch, Pull, Drive by Schuyler Bailar, read by the author
Super Human by Nicola Yoon, read by Bahni Turpin
About We Need Diverse Books read by Lamar Giles