Fresh Ink An Anthology review µ 3

review Fresh Ink An Anthology

Fresh Ink An Anthology review µ 3 ↠ In partnership with We Need Diverse Books thirteen of the most recognizable diverse authors come together in this remarkable YA anthology featuring ten short stories a graphic short story and a one act play from Walter Dean Myers never before in printCareful you are holding fresh ink And not hot off the press sYou 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 youBecause these stories are meant to be read And sharedThirteen. My full review can read at my blog The uiet PondA wonderful and diverse anthology of ownvoices stories I enjoyed this so so much and particularly so as an audiobook and I highly recommend this anthology to everyone Explores a diversity of topic through a variety of genres contemporary slice of life sort of stuff romance science fiction and historical fiction Also explores a variety of themes that are guaranteed to pull you in To name a few what 'humanity' is the power of solidarity how perceptions shape who we are colourism racism sexism and gender Has characters of colour ueer characters a trans character all of the perspectives were wonderful candid and genuine and there's guaranteed to be a story for everyoneNotable stories Meet Cute by Malinda Lo Follows two girls Asian and Black who meet at a con and shenanigans ensue The writing was compelling the romance and chemistry undeniable and with sharp jabs at how women of colour are treating in geek culture Catch Pull Drive by Schuyler Bailar This was brilliant and a highlight of the book follows a trans boy who faces anti trans discrimination shortly after coming out to everyone so the book is based on the author's experiences Super Human by Nicola Yoon This was probably my favourite book of the whole anthology and a perfect way to end the collection It's about a black girl who gets chosen to convince a superhero who has decided to destroy the world

Lamar Giles Å 3 review

Of the most accomplished YA authors deliver a label defying anthology that includes ten short stories a graphic novel and a one act play This collection will inspire you to break conventions bend the rules and color outside the lines All you need is fresh ink. In the introduction of Fresh Ink it's stated many reasons that we need short stories such as these Even though I did not relate directly to many of the stories I completely agree that we need diversity in all writing especially the young adult genre All the tales had a very genuine feel to the characters and discussed extremely relevant issues facing our society today I recommend this book to adults and young adults alike Thanks to NetGalley and publishers for providing an advanced copy of the book in exchange for this honest review

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Fresh Ink An AnthologyIn partnership with We Need Diverse Books thirteen of the most recognizable diverse authors come together in this remarkable YA anthology featuring ten short stories a graphic short story and a one act play from Walter Dean Myers never before in printCareful. More often than not if I ran across a character who shared my race and gender in a book he was a gross stereotype comic relief token sidekick or depending on the genre I’m looking at you science fiction fantasy and horror there to die so the real hero could fight another day I love anthologies and I love getting the opportunity to promote authors of color and diverse books so as soon as I learned that the co founder of the We Need Diverse Books movement was editing this anthology I had to grab it—and I am so happy that I didBefore I get into the full breakdown I’d like to give shout outs to a few of my favorites from the collection which were Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan which gave me all of the happy cutesy feels; One Voice by Melissa de la Cruz which broke my heart in the best way; and Super Human by Nicola Yoon which reminded me that even bullet proof superheroes are capable of having their hearts broken by this world → Eraser Tattoo — Jason Reynolds ★★★★☆ ← “No We were five That ain’t count You told everybody you loved them back then You used to kiss your juice boxes after you drank them and tell the straw the same thing” What an absolutely precious beginning to the anthology a teen couple swapping eraser tattoos and memories before one of them is uprooted to another state with her family Not only is this story hilarious sweet and a little bit of a tearjerker but it also takes a moment to show the microaggressions black individuals face in even uiet moments like the general disregard and rudeness the characters are treated with by the white couple moving into Shay’s former home I already knew I’d love anything Jason wrote for this collection but this was honestly the most wonderful beginning to the bookRep black → Meet Cute — Malinda Lo ★★★★☆ ← That was the problem with being ueer You should never assume but if you didn’t assume you had to ask And asking directly was so hard to do Okay no lie this geeky little ff story about a fandom convention just about made me sueal because one of the girls is cosplaying as a black Agent Scully and I grew up the biggest X Files fan so I was automatically dying over the little inside jokes and references I’m not a Trekkie at all but Malinda Lo goes easy enough on those bits that I didn’t feel like I was “missing the joke” or anything and these girls are just so damn cute and geeky There’s also some important internal monologuing about how hard it is to be a ueer person in the dating world especially when you don’t know if the person you’re into is ueer too While the title for this story is perfect it’s not insta lovey at all and overall my geeky little ueer heart was just so here for this one ♥Rep Asian american black ff → Don’t Pass Me By — Eric Gansworth ★★★★☆ ← “This color” I said tapping the box of Flesh on his desk “Its name doesn’t cover everyone” After how cute and sweet the first two stories were this one took me by surprise with how heavy and sad it was a narrative of a seventh grade Native boy in a school full of white kids in the 70s where he has to deal not only with microaggressions and outright racism but also the fact that of the few other Native kids in his school many of them are light skinned and “passing” enough to shun him too He stands up for himself and it is such an empowering story but it also hit me