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 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
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“The full cast that presents this anthology…does a remarkable job of bringing to life stories by some of today’s best-known Young Adult authors… Listeners will be intrigued by Gene Luen Yang’s comic ‘Paladin/Samurai,’ which is brought to life by four voices and sound effects. Schuyler Bailar, the first ‘out’ transgender swimmer in NCAA Division 1, brings empathy and meaning to his reading of his semiautobiographical story, ‘Catch, Pull, Drive.’ And the story titled ‘Super Human’ will leave listeners as torn as narrator Bahni Turpin sounds as she delivers the story’s dilemma. Each narration and production reflects care and attention. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”