Giveaway: FRESH INK: AN ANTHOLOGY (US Only)
FRESH INK: AN ANTHOLOGY (US Only)
Edited by: Lamar Giles
Release Date: August 14, 2018
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
About the Book:
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, and Nicola Yoon.
About the Editor:
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.
WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS™ is a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates for essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people. Their mission is to put more books featuring diverse characters into the hands of all children.
One winner will receive a copy of FRESH INK.
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The cover is unusually eye-catching, and this line-up of authors plus the one-of-a-kind theme of this anthology make it irresistible to me! Thanks for this chance to win, Kara S
Love, Love, love this cover!! It's an amazing cover. This sounds like a one of a kind book and I really can't wait to read this book!!!
I'm a big fan of anthologies for the variety in viewpoints, and in this case, in format and genre. (A graphic novel! A one-act play!) I'm disappointed that this giveaway no longer accepts entries on the listed expiration date (as opposed to that date being THE LAST DAY on which entries can be submitted).
As a woman on the autism spectrum who works in a library, I have both personal and professional investment in respectfully-diverse books.
Publishing has a depressingly poor record regarding its treatment of ability. Characters with disabilities are frequently described via ableist terms and assumptions, but in this case, they simply seem absent. Maybe I'm wrong, but what struck me is that nothing in the synopsis communicated to me that ability is included in the anthology.