- Fresh Ink - An Anthology Review - We Need Diverse Books -

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FRESH_INK1Title: FRESH INK Anthology
Author: Lamar Giles, Nicola Yoon, Malinda Lo, Melissa de la Cruz, Sara Farizan, Eric Gansworth, Walter Dean Myers, Daniel José Older, Thien Pham, Jason Reynolds, Gene Luen Yang, Sharon G. Flake, Schuyler Bailar, Aminah Mae Safi
Pub. Date: August 14, 2018
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Pages: 208
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Audible, B&N, iBooks, TBD

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.

All it takes to rewrite the rules is a little fresh ink in this remarkable YA anthology from thirteen of the most recognizable, diverse authors writing today including Nicola Yoon, Jason Reynolds, Melissa de la Cruz, and many more, and published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This collection features ten short stories, a graphic short story, and a one-act play from Walter Dean Myers never before in-print. It will give readers the opportunity to discover how the next chapter is up to them.

Careful--you are holding fresh ink. And not hot-off-the-press, still-drying-in-your-hands ink. Instead, you are holding twelve stories with endings that are still being written--whose next chapters are up to you.

Because these stories are meant to be read. And shared.

Thirteen of the most accomplished YA authors deliver a label-defying anthology that includes ten short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play. This collection will inspire you to break conventions, bend the rules, and color outside the lines. All you need is fresh ink.


I’ve been reading a lot of anthologies this year, but there hasn’t been one that every story has made me feel something like Fresh Ink did. I laughed out loud, cried and wished that I had magic powers to help make this world an equal place for everyone. This book has filled its pages to the brim with a mix of diversity.

There’s 13 stories each different but a joy!
I read Aminah Mae Safi other book that came out this year and loved her short story just as much.
While, Sara Farizan is new to me author that I can’t wait to look into because I just love her short story, Why I Learned to Cook.
A Boy’s Duty by Sharon G. Flake was the biggest surprise for me. When I started reading it I wasn’t sure if I would like it but it turned out to be one of my favorite in this book.
I could sit here and go on and on about each story but I won’t.

Just know that this book is a must read, it’s pack with truth, happiness, and sadness. It’s built upon what our world is like. It sucks so much to know that I live in a world that looks like whats on these pages. But it’s books and people like this that are helping to change our world. I’m proud to be part of that change, happy to be a person who believes that everyone is equal and have the right to be themselves. I will be telling people to read this book for years to come.

I was given an ARC copy of this book, however, these are 100% my honest thoughts on this book.

“I absolutely love this mix of established and newer talents, and I’m really intrigued and excited by the mixed formats.” –BookRiot

“A powerful and varied collection…”—Booklist, starred review

“The stories are distinct in themes, subjects, genres, and formats, creating an inclusive, authentic, and incredible collection”—School Library Journal, starred review


Giveaway Details:
3 winners will win a finished copy of FRESH INK US Only.

Tour Schedule
Week One
8/1/2018- YA Books CentralSpotlight
8/2/2018- Always MeReview
8/3/2018- Book-KeepingReview

Week Two
8/6/2018- Here's to Happy EndingsReview
8/7/2018- BookHounds YAReview
8/8/2018- Confessions of a YA ReaderReview
8/9/2018- Wonder StruckReview
8/10/2018- Life of a Literary NerdReview

Week Three
8/13/2018- Literary MeanderingsSpotlight
8/14/2018- Mama Reads BlogReview
8/15/2018- Novel NoviceReview
8/16/2018- Savings in SecondsReview
8/17/2018- Sweet Southern HomeReview

Week Four
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8/23/2018- Moonlight RendezvousReview
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Week Five
8/27/2018- Never Too Many To ReadReview
8/28/2018- The Book NutReview
8/29/2018- Cindy's Love of BooksReview
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