Fresh Ink Edited by Lamar Giles

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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-print.

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. This collection will inspire you to break conventions, bend the rules, and color outside the lines. All you need is fresh ink.

Having finally found the time to read this book, I was not disappointed. There were stories that showed the realities of gentrification, meet cutes within the LGBT community, unrequited love that's actually requited. Interracial relationships, super heroes, Black Lives Matter. This book has so much to offer and something for everyone. With such an amazing cast of contributors and great Editor I'm not even remotely surprised.

On a readers advisory note, Short stories are also a great way for parents and teens to read and discuss books together. I highly suggest it! I'd honestly like to get a copy of this for everyone in my Teen Advisory Board. Everyone will find something to love!


  1. Great review! I love reading an anthology in between other books, they always leave me feelings satisfied and this sounds like a good one to try. Thanks for sharing x

    1. I don't know what I was expecting when I picked this book, but it exceeded those expectations! I hope you enjoy it as well. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. This sounds like something I'd love to read! xx

    1. It does have a certain kind of charm to it! Thank for stopping by!

  3. Sounds like a fantastic compilation of short stories!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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