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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Title:Fresh Ink: An Anthology
Author:Lamar Giles
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Genres:Short Stories
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:198 pages pages

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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! :) ...

  • Stephanie Ward
    Aug 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    First off, I would like to thank the publisher and author for providing me this ARC to review. Please note that the version I read was an advanced copy, and certain events/language may be changed in the published edition. Stars (Out of 10): 7/10 Stars Since this is an anthology, ...

    You all know that when I'm picking up a collection of short stories, I'm gambling a little bit. While I'm always down with expanding my personal reading horizons, short story collections are hit or miss for me. But when I saw the varied and amazing number of authors in FRESH INK, I kne...

    Fresh Ink is a solid anthology featuring diverse teens of different backgrounds. Like with any anthology, there were stories I thoroughly enjoyed, and others I enjoyed less. The stories feature black, Asian, Native American, Latinx, Persian, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and Filipino char...

    Contemporary-a-thon :Diverse read & Has my initials on the cover Eraser tattoo -- 3stars I liked this small story. All the meaning is in the last statement and the story delivered the meaning well. Meet cute -- 1 stars I didn't like this story. It took time doing nothing....

    'Fresh Ink' is a wonderful young adult contemporary anthology that sheds light on twelve different people and their stories. What I liked the most was that they were a diverse collection of characters and the stories ranged in type as well. Most were regular prose, there was a play and...

  • ElphaReads
    Oct 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    First off, I would like to thank the publisher and author for providing me this ARC to review. Please note that the version I read was an advanced copy, and certain events/language may be changed in the published edition. Stars (Out of 10): 7/10 Stars Since this is an anthology, ...

    You all know that when I'm picking up a collection of short stories, I'm gambling a little bit. While I'm always down with expanding my personal reading horizons, short story collections are hit or miss for me. But when I saw the varied and amazing number of authors in FRESH INK, I kne...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Nashaly
    Mar 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    First off, I would like to thank the publisher and author for providing me this ARC to review. Please note that the version I read was an advanced copy, and certain events/language may be changed in the published edition. Stars (Out of 10): 7/10 Stars Since this is an anthology, ...

    You all know that when I'm picking up a collection of short stories, I'm gambling a little bit. While I'm always down with expanding my personal reading horizons, short story collections are hit or miss for me. But when I saw the varied and amazing number of authors in FRESH INK, I kne...

    Fresh Ink is a solid anthology featuring diverse teens of different backgrounds. Like with any anthology, there were stories I thoroughly enjoyed, and others I enjoyed less. The stories feature black, Asian, Native American, Latinx, Persian, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and Filipino char...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Meaghan
    Mar 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    First off, I would like to thank the publisher and author for providing me this ARC to review. Please note that the version I read was an advanced copy, and certain events/language may be changed in the published edition. Stars (Out of 10): 7/10 Stars Since this is an anthology, ...

  • Shorouk Abd Elhamed
    Sep 22, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    First off, I would like to thank the publisher and author for providing me this ARC to review. Please note that the version I read was an advanced copy, and certain events/language may be changed in the published edition. Stars (Out of 10): 7/10 Stars Since this is an anthology, ...

    You all know that when I'm picking up a collection of short stories, I'm gambling a little bit. While I'm always down with expanding my personal reading horizons, short story collections are hit or miss for me. But when I saw the varied and amazing number of authors in FRESH INK, I kne...

    Fresh Ink is a solid anthology featuring diverse teens of different backgrounds. Like with any anthology, there were stories I thoroughly enjoyed, and others I enjoyed less. The stories feature black, Asian, Native American, Latinx, Persian, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and Filipino char...

    Contemporary-a-thon :Diverse read & Has my initials on the cover Eraser tattoo -- 3stars I liked this small story. All the meaning is in the last statement and the story delivered the meaning well. Meet cute -- 1 stars I didn't like this story. It took time doing nothing....

  • Ana RĂ®nceanu
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

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

  • Taylor Wilson
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • PinkAmy loves  \u0026#x1f495; books\u0026#x1f4d6;, cats\u0026#x1f63b; and naps\u0026#x1f6cf;
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...