Fresh Ink: An Anthology

Fresh Ink: An Anthology

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 In partnership with We Need Diverse Books, thirteen of the most recognizable, diverse authors come together in this r...

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Fresh Ink: An Anthology Reviews

  • Cheri
    Jun 13, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

  • Alicia
    Feb 14, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

    Average Rating: 3.96. what an anthology!! This is chuck-full of beautiful (and diverse) short stories from all different genres and from so many #OwnVoices authors. I enjoyed almost every single story, which is so rare for me in anthologies. If you want to read it but don?t wan...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fresh Ink, an anthology edited by Lamar Giles, features short stories, a one-act play, and a short graphic novel from thirteen top YA contemporary authors including Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon, Walter...

    AH-mazing. You can never go wrong with short stories in a collection focusing on diversity with talented and popular young adult authors who do what they do best- storytell in their own unique ways. Luen Yang does a graphic short story. de la Cruz continues a story of immigration that ...

  • Catie
    May 24, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

    Average Rating: 3.96. what an anthology!! This is chuck-full of beautiful (and diverse) short stories from all different genres and from so many #OwnVoices authors. I enjoyed almost every single story, which is so rare for me in anthologies. If you want to read it but don?t wan...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fresh Ink, an anthology edited by Lamar Giles, features short stories, a one-act play, and a short graphic novel from thirteen top YA contemporary authors including Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon, Walter...

    AH-mazing. You can never go wrong with short stories in a collection focusing on diversity with talented and popular young adult authors who do what they do best- storytell in their own unique ways. Luen Yang does a graphic short story. de la Cruz continues a story of immigration that ...

    It?s late, so I?ll need to check my math later, but I think my average rating per story is 3.8. Let?s round up for fun. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds Made me cringe, self harm trigger, anti-climactic but cute rom 3 stars Meet Cute by Melinda Lo 5 stars diverse and cl...

    An awesome anthology! As a teacher, I really appreciate having short, high interest texts for my students. Love that this includes a short screenplay and a graphic novel! Perfect for teaching fiction structures! :) ...

    I received this as an e-galley off of netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I can't even give the stories individual ratings because they each earned between 4 to 5 stars from me so collectively this book was just five stars. I loved each of these stories for di...

    In the introduction, Lamar Giles, editor of FRESH INK: AN ANTHOLOGY, talks about not finding himself represented in literature as a child. Or when black young men were characters, they were stereotypes, sidekicks and murder victims. I grew up in a very white small town, never thinking ...

    Typically, I only make an annual reading goal not giving a second thought to much else. This year, I've really been making an effort to track the books that I'm reading in order to open myself up to more diversity. As a multi-racial woman, you would think I have been exposed to many di...

    Currently working on my review, but this was a really good one. ...

    Fresh Ink is a collection of short stories with diverse characters by popular young adult authors such as Jason Reynolds, Nicola Yoon, Sara Farizan and Sharon G. Flake. Lamar Giles composed this collection of stories because the characters are not the norm. This book contains African A...

    Thanks to this collection a lot of authors have been added to my TBR. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds - girl is moving across country leaving her boyfriend behind ???? Meet Cute by Malinda Lo - two girls are stuck together during a convention power outage ??? Don?t...

    Middle school teachers and librarians got a lot of mileage from Flying Lessons & Other Stories last year, and we devotees of We Need Diverse Books have been eagerly anticipating this collection. I had the opportunity to see Lamar Giles speak recently, and I was inspired by his pass...

  • Marina
    Jan 05, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

    Average Rating: 3.96. what an anthology!! This is chuck-full of beautiful (and diverse) short stories from all different genres and from so many #OwnVoices authors. I enjoyed almost every single story, which is so rare for me in anthologies. If you want to read it but don?t wan...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fresh Ink, an anthology edited by Lamar Giles, features short stories, a one-act play, and a short graphic novel from thirteen top YA contemporary authors including Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon, Walter...

    AH-mazing. You can never go wrong with short stories in a collection focusing on diversity with talented and popular young adult authors who do what they do best- storytell in their own unique ways. Luen Yang does a graphic short story. de la Cruz continues a story of immigration that ...

    It?s late, so I?ll need to check my math later, but I think my average rating per story is 3.8. Let?s round up for fun. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds Made me cringe, self harm trigger, anti-climactic but cute rom 3 stars Meet Cute by Melinda Lo 5 stars diverse and cl...

    An awesome anthology! As a teacher, I really appreciate having short, high interest texts for my students. Love that this includes a short screenplay and a graphic novel! Perfect for teaching fiction structures! :) ...

    I received this as an e-galley off of netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I can't even give the stories individual ratings because they each earned between 4 to 5 stars from me so collectively this book was just five stars. I loved each of these stories for di...

    In the introduction, Lamar Giles, editor of FRESH INK: AN ANTHOLOGY, talks about not finding himself represented in literature as a child. Or when black young men were characters, they were stereotypes, sidekicks and murder victims. I grew up in a very white small town, never thinking ...

    Typically, I only make an annual reading goal not giving a second thought to much else. This year, I've really been making an effort to track the books that I'm reading in order to open myself up to more diversity. As a multi-racial woman, you would think I have been exposed to many di...

    Currently working on my review, but this was a really good one. ...

    Fresh Ink is a collection of short stories with diverse characters by popular young adult authors such as Jason Reynolds, Nicola Yoon, Sara Farizan and Sharon G. Flake. Lamar Giles composed this collection of stories because the characters are not the norm. This book contains African A...

    Thanks to this collection a lot of authors have been added to my TBR. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds - girl is moving across country leaving her boyfriend behind ???? Meet Cute by Malinda Lo - two girls are stuck together during a convention power outage ??? Don?t...

    Middle school teachers and librarians got a lot of mileage from Flying Lessons & Other Stories last year, and we devotees of We Need Diverse Books have been eagerly anticipating this collection. I had the opportunity to see Lamar Giles speak recently, and I was inspired by his pass...

    Eraser Tattoo- Jason Reynolds- 3 stars I?m not quite sure I understood the intent or the point of this short story. It was however of course well-written but too short for me to grasp its greatness. But in this case, let?s hope young love wins. Meet Cute Malinda Lo- 3.5 star...

    This a was precious diverse gem! If you are curious about YA literature or if you are already fan you should read this book! These thought-provoking and beautifully crafted stories about YAs dealing with gender identity. sexual orientation, race, prejudice and discrimination will...

    I wanna marry all of Jason Reynolds' stories. ...

    Menos do que essa coletnea aqui eu no aceito <3 Esse outro trabalho publicado pela We Need Diverse Books (Flying Lessons & Other Stories tambm deles) e redondinho em praticamente tudo. Tem contos de diferentes tamanhos aqui ento o ritmo pode mudar bastante de...

    Eraser Tattoo: 3.75 Meet Cute: 3 Don't pass me by: 4 ...

    I received an ARC of Fresh Ink from Netgalley in return for an honest review. This anthology is too short. I need more and I need these stories to be longer. Most of the stories were fantastic and even the weaker ones were good. All of these stories are wonderfully fresh, unique, an...

  • Melanie
    Mar 13, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

  • McKinlay Dennis
    Jan 11, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

  • Heather Taake
    Sep 25, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

    Average Rating: 3.96. what an anthology!! This is chuck-full of beautiful (and diverse) short stories from all different genres and from so many #OwnVoices authors. I enjoyed almost every single story, which is so rare for me in anthologies. If you want to read it but don?t wan...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fresh Ink, an anthology edited by Lamar Giles, features short stories, a one-act play, and a short graphic novel from thirteen top YA contemporary authors including Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon, Walter...

    AH-mazing. You can never go wrong with short stories in a collection focusing on diversity with talented and popular young adult authors who do what they do best- storytell in their own unique ways. Luen Yang does a graphic short story. de la Cruz continues a story of immigration that ...

    It?s late, so I?ll need to check my math later, but I think my average rating per story is 3.8. Let?s round up for fun. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds Made me cringe, self harm trigger, anti-climactic but cute rom 3 stars Meet Cute by Melinda Lo 5 stars diverse and cl...

    An awesome anthology! As a teacher, I really appreciate having short, high interest texts for my students. Love that this includes a short screenplay and a graphic novel! Perfect for teaching fiction structures! :) ...

  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Jul 25, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

    Average Rating: 3.96. what an anthology!! This is chuck-full of beautiful (and diverse) short stories from all different genres and from so many #OwnVoices authors. I enjoyed almost every single story, which is so rare for me in anthologies. If you want to read it but don?t wan...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fresh Ink, an anthology edited by Lamar Giles, features short stories, a one-act play, and a short graphic novel from thirteen top YA contemporary authors including Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon, Walter...

  • Bruna Miranda
    Feb 26, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

    Average Rating: 3.96. what an anthology!! This is chuck-full of beautiful (and diverse) short stories from all different genres and from so many #OwnVoices authors. I enjoyed almost every single story, which is so rare for me in anthologies. If you want to read it but don?t wan...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fresh Ink, an anthology edited by Lamar Giles, features short stories, a one-act play, and a short graphic novel from thirteen top YA contemporary authors including Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon, Walter...

    AH-mazing. You can never go wrong with short stories in a collection focusing on diversity with talented and popular young adult authors who do what they do best- storytell in their own unique ways. Luen Yang does a graphic short story. de la Cruz continues a story of immigration that ...

    It?s late, so I?ll need to check my math later, but I think my average rating per story is 3.8. Let?s round up for fun. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds Made me cringe, self harm trigger, anti-climactic but cute rom 3 stars Meet Cute by Melinda Lo 5 stars diverse and cl...

    An awesome anthology! As a teacher, I really appreciate having short, high interest texts for my students. Love that this includes a short screenplay and a graphic novel! Perfect for teaching fiction structures! :) ...

    I received this as an e-galley off of netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I can't even give the stories individual ratings because they each earned between 4 to 5 stars from me so collectively this book was just five stars. I loved each of these stories for di...

    In the introduction, Lamar Giles, editor of FRESH INK: AN ANTHOLOGY, talks about not finding himself represented in literature as a child. Or when black young men were characters, they were stereotypes, sidekicks and murder victims. I grew up in a very white small town, never thinking ...

    Typically, I only make an annual reading goal not giving a second thought to much else. This year, I've really been making an effort to track the books that I'm reading in order to open myself up to more diversity. As a multi-racial woman, you would think I have been exposed to many di...

    Currently working on my review, but this was a really good one. ...

    Fresh Ink is a collection of short stories with diverse characters by popular young adult authors such as Jason Reynolds, Nicola Yoon, Sara Farizan and Sharon G. Flake. Lamar Giles composed this collection of stories because the characters are not the norm. This book contains African A...

    Thanks to this collection a lot of authors have been added to my TBR. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds - girl is moving across country leaving her boyfriend behind ???? Meet Cute by Malinda Lo - two girls are stuck together during a convention power outage ??? Don?t...

    Middle school teachers and librarians got a lot of mileage from Flying Lessons & Other Stories last year, and we devotees of We Need Diverse Books have been eagerly anticipating this collection. I had the opportunity to see Lamar Giles speak recently, and I was inspired by his pass...

    Eraser Tattoo- Jason Reynolds- 3 stars I?m not quite sure I understood the intent or the point of this short story. It was however of course well-written but too short for me to grasp its greatness. But in this case, let?s hope young love wins. Meet Cute Malinda Lo- 3.5 star...

    This a was precious diverse gem! If you are curious about YA literature or if you are already fan you should read this book! These thought-provoking and beautifully crafted stories about YAs dealing with gender identity. sexual orientation, race, prejudice and discrimination will...

    I wanna marry all of Jason Reynolds' stories. ...

    Menos do que essa coletnea aqui eu no aceito <3 Esse outro trabalho publicado pela We Need Diverse Books (Flying Lessons & Other Stories tambm deles) e redondinho em praticamente tudo. Tem contos de diferentes tamanhos aqui ento o ritmo pode mudar bastante de...

  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    Jan 03, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

    Average Rating: 3.96. what an anthology!! This is chuck-full of beautiful (and diverse) short stories from all different genres and from so many #OwnVoices authors. I enjoyed almost every single story, which is so rare for me in anthologies. If you want to read it but don?t wan...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fresh Ink, an anthology edited by Lamar Giles, features short stories, a one-act play, and a short graphic novel from thirteen top YA contemporary authors including Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon, Walter...

    AH-mazing. You can never go wrong with short stories in a collection focusing on diversity with talented and popular young adult authors who do what they do best- storytell in their own unique ways. Luen Yang does a graphic short story. de la Cruz continues a story of immigration that ...

    It?s late, so I?ll need to check my math later, but I think my average rating per story is 3.8. Let?s round up for fun. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds Made me cringe, self harm trigger, anti-climactic but cute rom 3 stars Meet Cute by Melinda Lo 5 stars diverse and cl...

    An awesome anthology! As a teacher, I really appreciate having short, high interest texts for my students. Love that this includes a short screenplay and a graphic novel! Perfect for teaching fiction structures! :) ...

    I received this as an e-galley off of netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I can't even give the stories individual ratings because they each earned between 4 to 5 stars from me so collectively this book was just five stars. I loved each of these stories for di...

    In the introduction, Lamar Giles, editor of FRESH INK: AN ANTHOLOGY, talks about not finding himself represented in literature as a child. Or when black young men were characters, they were stereotypes, sidekicks and murder victims. I grew up in a very white small town, never thinking ...

  • Monica
    Feb 28, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

  • Reggie
    Aug 14, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

    Average Rating: 3.96. what an anthology!! This is chuck-full of beautiful (and diverse) short stories from all different genres and from so many #OwnVoices authors. I enjoyed almost every single story, which is so rare for me in anthologies. If you want to read it but don?t wan...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fresh Ink, an anthology edited by Lamar Giles, features short stories, a one-act play, and a short graphic novel from thirteen top YA contemporary authors including Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon, Walter...

    AH-mazing. You can never go wrong with short stories in a collection focusing on diversity with talented and popular young adult authors who do what they do best- storytell in their own unique ways. Luen Yang does a graphic short story. de la Cruz continues a story of immigration that ...

    It?s late, so I?ll need to check my math later, but I think my average rating per story is 3.8. Let?s round up for fun. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds Made me cringe, self harm trigger, anti-climactic but cute rom 3 stars Meet Cute by Melinda Lo 5 stars diverse and cl...

  • Lauren
    Sep 11, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

    Average Rating: 3.96. what an anthology!! This is chuck-full of beautiful (and diverse) short stories from all different genres and from so many #OwnVoices authors. I enjoyed almost every single story, which is so rare for me in anthologies. If you want to read it but don?t wan...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fresh Ink, an anthology edited by Lamar Giles, features short stories, a one-act play, and a short graphic novel from thirteen top YA contemporary authors including Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon, Walter...

    AH-mazing. You can never go wrong with short stories in a collection focusing on diversity with talented and popular young adult authors who do what they do best- storytell in their own unique ways. Luen Yang does a graphic short story. de la Cruz continues a story of immigration that ...

    It?s late, so I?ll need to check my math later, but I think my average rating per story is 3.8. Let?s round up for fun. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds Made me cringe, self harm trigger, anti-climactic but cute rom 3 stars Meet Cute by Melinda Lo 5 stars diverse and cl...

    An awesome anthology! As a teacher, I really appreciate having short, high interest texts for my students. Love that this includes a short screenplay and a graphic novel! Perfect for teaching fiction structures! :) ...

    I received this as an e-galley off of netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I can't even give the stories individual ratings because they each earned between 4 to 5 stars from me so collectively this book was just five stars. I loved each of these stories for di...

    In the introduction, Lamar Giles, editor of FRESH INK: AN ANTHOLOGY, talks about not finding himself represented in literature as a child. Or when black young men were characters, they were stereotypes, sidekicks and murder victims. I grew up in a very white small town, never thinking ...

    Typically, I only make an annual reading goal not giving a second thought to much else. This year, I've really been making an effort to track the books that I'm reading in order to open myself up to more diversity. As a multi-racial woman, you would think I have been exposed to many di...

    Currently working on my review, but this was a really good one. ...

    Fresh Ink is a collection of short stories with diverse characters by popular young adult authors such as Jason Reynolds, Nicola Yoon, Sara Farizan and Sharon G. Flake. Lamar Giles composed this collection of stories because the characters are not the norm. This book contains African A...

    Thanks to this collection a lot of authors have been added to my TBR. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds - girl is moving across country leaving her boyfriend behind ???? Meet Cute by Malinda Lo - two girls are stuck together during a convention power outage ??? Don?t...

    Middle school teachers and librarians got a lot of mileage from Flying Lessons & Other Stories last year, and we devotees of We Need Diverse Books have been eagerly anticipating this collection. I had the opportunity to see Lamar Giles speak recently, and I was inspired by his pass...

    Eraser Tattoo- Jason Reynolds- 3 stars I?m not quite sure I understood the intent or the point of this short story. It was however of course well-written but too short for me to grasp its greatness. But in this case, let?s hope young love wins. Meet Cute Malinda Lo- 3.5 star...

    This a was precious diverse gem! If you are curious about YA literature or if you are already fan you should read this book! These thought-provoking and beautifully crafted stories about YAs dealing with gender identity. sexual orientation, race, prejudice and discrimination will...

    I wanna marry all of Jason Reynolds' stories. ...

  • Jazmen
    Aug 13, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

    Average Rating: 3.96. what an anthology!! This is chuck-full of beautiful (and diverse) short stories from all different genres and from so many #OwnVoices authors. I enjoyed almost every single story, which is so rare for me in anthologies. If you want to read it but don?t wan...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fresh Ink, an anthology edited by Lamar Giles, features short stories, a one-act play, and a short graphic novel from thirteen top YA contemporary authors including Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon, Walter...

    AH-mazing. You can never go wrong with short stories in a collection focusing on diversity with talented and popular young adult authors who do what they do best- storytell in their own unique ways. Luen Yang does a graphic short story. de la Cruz continues a story of immigration that ...

    It?s late, so I?ll need to check my math later, but I think my average rating per story is 3.8. Let?s round up for fun. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds Made me cringe, self harm trigger, anti-climactic but cute rom 3 stars Meet Cute by Melinda Lo 5 stars diverse and cl...

    An awesome anthology! As a teacher, I really appreciate having short, high interest texts for my students. Love that this includes a short screenplay and a graphic novel! Perfect for teaching fiction structures! :) ...

    I received this as an e-galley off of netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I can't even give the stories individual ratings because they each earned between 4 to 5 stars from me so collectively this book was just five stars. I loved each of these stories for di...

    In the introduction, Lamar Giles, editor of FRESH INK: AN ANTHOLOGY, talks about not finding himself represented in literature as a child. Or when black young men were characters, they were stereotypes, sidekicks and murder victims. I grew up in a very white small town, never thinking ...

    Typically, I only make an annual reading goal not giving a second thought to much else. This year, I've really been making an effort to track the books that I'm reading in order to open myself up to more diversity. As a multi-racial woman, you would think I have been exposed to many di...

    Currently working on my review, but this was a really good one. ...

    Fresh Ink is a collection of short stories with diverse characters by popular young adult authors such as Jason Reynolds, Nicola Yoon, Sara Farizan and Sharon G. Flake. Lamar Giles composed this collection of stories because the characters are not the norm. This book contains African A...

    Thanks to this collection a lot of authors have been added to my TBR. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds - girl is moving across country leaving her boyfriend behind ???? Meet Cute by Malinda Lo - two girls are stuck together during a convention power outage ??? Don?t...

    Middle school teachers and librarians got a lot of mileage from Flying Lessons & Other Stories last year, and we devotees of We Need Diverse Books have been eagerly anticipating this collection. I had the opportunity to see Lamar Giles speak recently, and I was inspired by his pass...

    Eraser Tattoo- Jason Reynolds- 3 stars I?m not quite sure I understood the intent or the point of this short story. It was however of course well-written but too short for me to grasp its greatness. But in this case, let?s hope young love wins. Meet Cute Malinda Lo- 3.5 star...

  • Eri
    Jan 11, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

    Average Rating: 3.96. what an anthology!! This is chuck-full of beautiful (and diverse) short stories from all different genres and from so many #OwnVoices authors. I enjoyed almost every single story, which is so rare for me in anthologies. If you want to read it but don?t wan...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fresh Ink, an anthology edited by Lamar Giles, features short stories, a one-act play, and a short graphic novel from thirteen top YA contemporary authors including Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon, Walter...

    AH-mazing. You can never go wrong with short stories in a collection focusing on diversity with talented and popular young adult authors who do what they do best- storytell in their own unique ways. Luen Yang does a graphic short story. de la Cruz continues a story of immigration that ...

    It?s late, so I?ll need to check my math later, but I think my average rating per story is 3.8. Let?s round up for fun. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds Made me cringe, self harm trigger, anti-climactic but cute rom 3 stars Meet Cute by Melinda Lo 5 stars diverse and cl...

    An awesome anthology! As a teacher, I really appreciate having short, high interest texts for my students. Love that this includes a short screenplay and a graphic novel! Perfect for teaching fiction structures! :) ...

    I received this as an e-galley off of netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I can't even give the stories individual ratings because they each earned between 4 to 5 stars from me so collectively this book was just five stars. I loved each of these stories for di...

  • Jes Reads
    Apr 08, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    May 01, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

  • Victoria
    Feb 13, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

    Average Rating: 3.96. what an anthology!! This is chuck-full of beautiful (and diverse) short stories from all different genres and from so many #OwnVoices authors. I enjoyed almost every single story, which is so rare for me in anthologies. If you want to read it but don?t wan...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fresh Ink, an anthology edited by Lamar Giles, features short stories, a one-act play, and a short graphic novel from thirteen top YA contemporary authors including Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon, Walter...

    AH-mazing. You can never go wrong with short stories in a collection focusing on diversity with talented and popular young adult authors who do what they do best- storytell in their own unique ways. Luen Yang does a graphic short story. de la Cruz continues a story of immigration that ...

    It?s late, so I?ll need to check my math later, but I think my average rating per story is 3.8. Let?s round up for fun. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds Made me cringe, self harm trigger, anti-climactic but cute rom 3 stars Meet Cute by Melinda Lo 5 stars diverse and cl...

    An awesome anthology! As a teacher, I really appreciate having short, high interest texts for my students. Love that this includes a short screenplay and a graphic novel! Perfect for teaching fiction structures! :) ...

    I received this as an e-galley off of netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I can't even give the stories individual ratings because they each earned between 4 to 5 stars from me so collectively this book was just five stars. I loved each of these stories for di...

    In the introduction, Lamar Giles, editor of FRESH INK: AN ANTHOLOGY, talks about not finding himself represented in literature as a child. Or when black young men were characters, they were stereotypes, sidekicks and murder victims. I grew up in a very white small town, never thinking ...

    Typically, I only make an annual reading goal not giving a second thought to much else. This year, I've really been making an effort to track the books that I'm reading in order to open myself up to more diversity. As a multi-racial woman, you would think I have been exposed to many di...

  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Jul 01, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

  • Latanya (CraftyScribbles)
    Mar 15, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

  • Biz (Formerly Rachael)
    Jan 04, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

    Average Rating: 3.96. what an anthology!! This is chuck-full of beautiful (and diverse) short stories from all different genres and from so many #OwnVoices authors. I enjoyed almost every single story, which is so rare for me in anthologies. If you want to read it but don?t wan...

  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
    Sep 18, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

  • Ana
    Sep 15, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

    Average Rating: 3.96. what an anthology!! This is chuck-full of beautiful (and diverse) short stories from all different genres and from so many #OwnVoices authors. I enjoyed almost every single story, which is so rare for me in anthologies. If you want to read it but don?t wan...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fresh Ink, an anthology edited by Lamar Giles, features short stories, a one-act play, and a short graphic novel from thirteen top YA contemporary authors including Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon, Walter...

    AH-mazing. You can never go wrong with short stories in a collection focusing on diversity with talented and popular young adult authors who do what they do best- storytell in their own unique ways. Luen Yang does a graphic short story. de la Cruz continues a story of immigration that ...

    It?s late, so I?ll need to check my math later, but I think my average rating per story is 3.8. Let?s round up for fun. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds Made me cringe, self harm trigger, anti-climactic but cute rom 3 stars Meet Cute by Melinda Lo 5 stars diverse and cl...

    An awesome anthology! As a teacher, I really appreciate having short, high interest texts for my students. Love that this includes a short screenplay and a graphic novel! Perfect for teaching fiction structures! :) ...

    I received this as an e-galley off of netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I can't even give the stories individual ratings because they each earned between 4 to 5 stars from me so collectively this book was just five stars. I loved each of these stories for di...

    In the introduction, Lamar Giles, editor of FRESH INK: AN ANTHOLOGY, talks about not finding himself represented in literature as a child. Or when black young men were characters, they were stereotypes, sidekicks and murder victims. I grew up in a very white small town, never thinking ...

    Typically, I only make an annual reading goal not giving a second thought to much else. This year, I've really been making an effort to track the books that I'm reading in order to open myself up to more diversity. As a multi-racial woman, you would think I have been exposed to many di...

    Currently working on my review, but this was a really good one. ...

    Fresh Ink is a collection of short stories with diverse characters by popular young adult authors such as Jason Reynolds, Nicola Yoon, Sara Farizan and Sharon G. Flake. Lamar Giles composed this collection of stories because the characters are not the norm. This book contains African A...

    Thanks to this collection a lot of authors have been added to my TBR. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds - girl is moving across country leaving her boyfriend behind ???? Meet Cute by Malinda Lo - two girls are stuck together during a convention power outage ??? Don?t...

  • Laura
    Dec 04, 2017

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Jul 31, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

  • Laura (bbliophile)
    Aug 02, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

    Average Rating: 3.96. what an anthology!! This is chuck-full of beautiful (and diverse) short stories from all different genres and from so many #OwnVoices authors. I enjoyed almost every single story, which is so rare for me in anthologies. If you want to read it but don?t wan...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fresh Ink, an anthology edited by Lamar Giles, features short stories, a one-act play, and a short graphic novel from thirteen top YA contemporary authors including Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon, Walter...

    AH-mazing. You can never go wrong with short stories in a collection focusing on diversity with talented and popular young adult authors who do what they do best- storytell in their own unique ways. Luen Yang does a graphic short story. de la Cruz continues a story of immigration that ...

    It?s late, so I?ll need to check my math later, but I think my average rating per story is 3.8. Let?s round up for fun. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds Made me cringe, self harm trigger, anti-climactic but cute rom 3 stars Meet Cute by Melinda Lo 5 stars diverse and cl...

    An awesome anthology! As a teacher, I really appreciate having short, high interest texts for my students. Love that this includes a short screenplay and a graphic novel! Perfect for teaching fiction structures! :) ...

    I received this as an e-galley off of netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I can't even give the stories individual ratings because they each earned between 4 to 5 stars from me so collectively this book was just five stars. I loved each of these stories for di...

    In the introduction, Lamar Giles, editor of FRESH INK: AN ANTHOLOGY, talks about not finding himself represented in literature as a child. Or when black young men were characters, they were stereotypes, sidekicks and murder victims. I grew up in a very white small town, never thinking ...

    Typically, I only make an annual reading goal not giving a second thought to much else. This year, I've really been making an effort to track the books that I'm reading in order to open myself up to more diversity. As a multi-racial woman, you would think I have been exposed to many di...

    Currently working on my review, but this was a really good one. ...

  • Daniela Ark's Bookiverse
    Jan 14, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

    Average Rating: 3.96. what an anthology!! This is chuck-full of beautiful (and diverse) short stories from all different genres and from so many #OwnVoices authors. I enjoyed almost every single story, which is so rare for me in anthologies. If you want to read it but don?t wan...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fresh Ink, an anthology edited by Lamar Giles, features short stories, a one-act play, and a short graphic novel from thirteen top YA contemporary authors including Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon, Walter...

    AH-mazing. You can never go wrong with short stories in a collection focusing on diversity with talented and popular young adult authors who do what they do best- storytell in their own unique ways. Luen Yang does a graphic short story. de la Cruz continues a story of immigration that ...

    It?s late, so I?ll need to check my math later, but I think my average rating per story is 3.8. Let?s round up for fun. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds Made me cringe, self harm trigger, anti-climactic but cute rom 3 stars Meet Cute by Melinda Lo 5 stars diverse and cl...

    An awesome anthology! As a teacher, I really appreciate having short, high interest texts for my students. Love that this includes a short screenplay and a graphic novel! Perfect for teaching fiction structures! :) ...

    I received this as an e-galley off of netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I can't even give the stories individual ratings because they each earned between 4 to 5 stars from me so collectively this book was just five stars. I loved each of these stories for di...

    In the introduction, Lamar Giles, editor of FRESH INK: AN ANTHOLOGY, talks about not finding himself represented in literature as a child. Or when black young men were characters, they were stereotypes, sidekicks and murder victims. I grew up in a very white small town, never thinking ...

    Typically, I only make an annual reading goal not giving a second thought to much else. This year, I've really been making an effort to track the books that I'm reading in order to open myself up to more diversity. As a multi-racial woman, you would think I have been exposed to many di...

    Currently working on my review, but this was a really good one. ...

    Fresh Ink is a collection of short stories with diverse characters by popular young adult authors such as Jason Reynolds, Nicola Yoon, Sara Farizan and Sharon G. Flake. Lamar Giles composed this collection of stories because the characters are not the norm. This book contains African A...

    Thanks to this collection a lot of authors have been added to my TBR. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds - girl is moving across country leaving her boyfriend behind ???? Meet Cute by Malinda Lo - two girls are stuck together during a convention power outage ??? Don?t...

    Middle school teachers and librarians got a lot of mileage from Flying Lessons & Other Stories last year, and we devotees of We Need Diverse Books have been eagerly anticipating this collection. I had the opportunity to see Lamar Giles speak recently, and I was inspired by his pass...

    Eraser Tattoo- Jason Reynolds- 3 stars I?m not quite sure I understood the intent or the point of this short story. It was however of course well-written but too short for me to grasp its greatness. But in this case, let?s hope young love wins. Meet Cute Malinda Lo- 3.5 star...

    This a was precious diverse gem! If you are curious about YA literature or if you are already fan you should read this book! These thought-provoking and beautifully crafted stories about YAs dealing with gender identity. sexual orientation, race, prejudice and discrimination will...

  • Sam (AMNReader)
    Sep 30, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

    Average Rating: 3.96. what an anthology!! This is chuck-full of beautiful (and diverse) short stories from all different genres and from so many #OwnVoices authors. I enjoyed almost every single story, which is so rare for me in anthologies. If you want to read it but don?t wan...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fresh Ink, an anthology edited by Lamar Giles, features short stories, a one-act play, and a short graphic novel from thirteen top YA contemporary authors including Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon, Walter...

    AH-mazing. You can never go wrong with short stories in a collection focusing on diversity with talented and popular young adult authors who do what they do best- storytell in their own unique ways. Luen Yang does a graphic short story. de la Cruz continues a story of immigration that ...

    It?s late, so I?ll need to check my math later, but I think my average rating per story is 3.8. Let?s round up for fun. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds Made me cringe, self harm trigger, anti-climactic but cute rom 3 stars Meet Cute by Melinda Lo 5 stars diverse and cl...

    An awesome anthology! As a teacher, I really appreciate having short, high interest texts for my students. Love that this includes a short screenplay and a graphic novel! Perfect for teaching fiction structures! :) ...

    I received this as an e-galley off of netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I can't even give the stories individual ratings because they each earned between 4 to 5 stars from me so collectively this book was just five stars. I loved each of these stories for di...

    In the introduction, Lamar Giles, editor of FRESH INK: AN ANTHOLOGY, talks about not finding himself represented in literature as a child. Or when black young men were characters, they were stereotypes, sidekicks and murder victims. I grew up in a very white small town, never thinking ...

    Typically, I only make an annual reading goal not giving a second thought to much else. This year, I've really been making an effort to track the books that I'm reading in order to open myself up to more diversity. As a multi-racial woman, you would think I have been exposed to many di...

    Currently working on my review, but this was a really good one. ...

    Fresh Ink is a collection of short stories with diverse characters by popular young adult authors such as Jason Reynolds, Nicola Yoon, Sara Farizan and Sharon G. Flake. Lamar Giles composed this collection of stories because the characters are not the norm. This book contains African A...

    Thanks to this collection a lot of authors have been added to my TBR. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds - girl is moving across country leaving her boyfriend behind ???? Meet Cute by Malinda Lo - two girls are stuck together during a convention power outage ??? Don?t...

    Middle school teachers and librarians got a lot of mileage from Flying Lessons & Other Stories last year, and we devotees of We Need Diverse Books have been eagerly anticipating this collection. I had the opportunity to see Lamar Giles speak recently, and I was inspired by his pass...

    Eraser Tattoo- Jason Reynolds- 3 stars I?m not quite sure I understood the intent or the point of this short story. It was however of course well-written but too short for me to grasp its greatness. But in this case, let?s hope young love wins. Meet Cute Malinda Lo- 3.5 star...

    This a was precious diverse gem! If you are curious about YA literature or if you are already fan you should read this book! These thought-provoking and beautifully crafted stories about YAs dealing with gender identity. sexual orientation, race, prejudice and discrimination will...

    I wanna marry all of Jason Reynolds' stories. ...

    Menos do que essa coletnea aqui eu no aceito <3 Esse outro trabalho publicado pela We Need Diverse Books (Flying Lessons & Other Stories tambm deles) e redondinho em praticamente tudo. Tem contos de diferentes tamanhos aqui ento o ritmo pode mudar bastante de...

    Eraser Tattoo: 3.75 Meet Cute: 3 Don't pass me by: 4 ...

  • Kiera
    Jan 29, 2019

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

  • Taylor (TaysInfiniteThougts)
    Feb 12, 2018

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I?m a cis, extremely white passing reviewer. I have been able to see myself in literature and media my entire life, regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it...

    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 ...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Sometimes I wonder where I've been, Who I am, Do I fit in. I may not win, But I can't be thrown, Out here on my own, Out here on my own -- Out Here on My Own, Irene Cara, Songwriters: Lesley Gore / Michael Gore Lamar Giles, editor of this YA antholo...

    I really wish there was more of a variety of genres, but this was a great collection of short stories featuring diverse characters written by some of the biggest YA contemporary authors. I think I expected more than just contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword, the scie...

    My full review can read at my blog, The Quiet Pond. A 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 genr...

    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 more diversity in all writing, especially the young adult genre. All the tales had a very g...

    Thank you to Netgalley for sending me this book for review! I'm taking the time today to finally sit down and review Fresh Ink. I had a lot of fun reading this book, which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a l...

    Growing up, finding stories I could relate to require Sherlock Holmes-level detection. While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle-schoolers and teenagers, they had something in common that bothered me a bit: They excluded me. Very few books I read including black girls. Wh...

    Average Rating: 3.58 Stars Stories I Was Most Excited For: Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds; Super Human By Nicola Yoon Favorite stories: Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi; Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan; Super Human by Nicola Yoon Least Favorite Stories: A Stranger at...

    *i received a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to netgalley and the publisher.* Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds: I have read all of Jason's books and I don't think he's ever written a strict love story before and now i NEED a full length love story from him...

    I'm not really one for anthologies but I thought I'd pick this one up. Most of the stories were pretty good. I really enjoyed a lot of them ecspcially Melissa De La Cruz's short story. 3.5 stars ...

    This was a great book full of short stories, a comic, and play. I'm not going to talk much about each story since they are not very long. But I will say a little and rate each one below. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds This was a sweet story about a girl who was moving a...

    Average Rating: 3.96. what an anthology!! This is chuck-full of beautiful (and diverse) short stories from all different genres and from so many #OwnVoices authors. I enjoyed almost every single story, which is so rare for me in anthologies. If you want to read it but don?t wan...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Fresh Ink, an anthology edited by Lamar Giles, features short stories, a one-act play, and a short graphic novel from thirteen top YA contemporary authors including Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon, Walter...

    AH-mazing. You can never go wrong with short stories in a collection focusing on diversity with talented and popular young adult authors who do what they do best- storytell in their own unique ways. Luen Yang does a graphic short story. de la Cruz continues a story of immigration that ...

    It?s late, so I?ll need to check my math later, but I think my average rating per story is 3.8. Let?s round up for fun. Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds Made me cringe, self harm trigger, anti-climactic but cute rom 3 stars Meet Cute by Melinda Lo 5 stars diverse and cl...

    An awesome anthology! As a teacher, I really appreciate having short, high interest texts for my students. Love that this includes a short screenplay and a graphic novel! Perfect for teaching fiction structures! :) ...

    I received this as an e-galley off of netgalley in exchange for an honest review. First off, I can't even give the stories individual ratings because they each earned between 4 to 5 stars from me so collectively this book was just five stars. I loved each of these stories for di...

    In the introduction, Lamar Giles, editor of FRESH INK: AN ANTHOLOGY, talks about not finding himself represented in literature as a child. Or when black young men were characters, they were stereotypes, sidekicks and murder victims. I grew up in a very white small town, never thinking ...

    Typically, I only make an annual reading goal not giving a second thought to much else. This year, I've really been making an effort to track the books that I'm reading in order to open myself up to more diversity. As a multi-racial woman, you would think I have been exposed to many di...

    Currently working on my review, but this was a really good one. ...

    Fresh Ink is a collection of short stories with diverse characters by popular young adult authors such as Jason Reynolds, Nicola Yoon, Sara Farizan and Sharon G. Flake. Lamar Giles composed this collection of stories because the characters are not the norm. This book contains African A...