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Fresh Ink

An Anthology

by Lamar Giles Editor · Guy Lockard Narrator


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   Not today
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.
"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

Publication Details

Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Listening Library (Audio)
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Lamar Giles (Editor)

LAMAR GILES is an author, speaker, and founding member of We Need Diverse Books. His first novel Fake ID was an Edgar Award Nominee. He has written two more young adult thrillers: Endangered and Overturned. Giles lives in Chesapeake, Virginia with...

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Fresh Ink
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