S book which surprised me considering it was a compilation of short stories and frankly me and short stories do not get a long very well see example me and every single Neil Gaiman compilation I ve ever read Fresh Ink as I said is a collection of short stories but it goes beyond so much than that Each story was written specifically in mind for representation and diversity It overflows with it but not in a painful forced kind of way We have Indian African American trans LGBT and so many I felt myself smiling at almost every single on of these stories My personal favorite was about a super hero when it comes to a super hero When it comes to usual reviewing system I feel like it would be a bit convoluted if I tried to review every single story in this novel I will say that I only faintly disliked a couple of the stories however Overall the writing styles for most of them was done so well I hadn t heard of almost any of these authors and I m excited to have a taste of what I think will become some of my new favorite authorsI think this book provides so much than it s marketed as I think it s a great collection full of diversity as I stated but it s also a great way to get a taste for authors you may not have known about that are also a part of a very important group of authors that need attention I hear all the time about people who wish they knew where to start to find diverse reads and I think this collection will give people a great umping off point I rated this book essentially on enjoyment alone and I ended up giving it a 4 star review I think that overall most of the stories were written well they flowed well and bonus points for the diversity that didn t feel forced or fake I couldn t give it 5 stars because two of the stories I didn t like at all not because of plot but because of writing In the introduction of Fresh Ink it s stated many reasons that we need short stories such as these Even though I did not relate directly to many of the stories I completely agree that we need diversity in all writing especially the young adult genre All the tales had a very genuine feel to the
"Characters And Discussed Extremely "and discussed extremely issues facing our society today I recommend this book to adults and young adults alike Thanks to NetGalley and publishers for providing an advanced copy of the book in exchange for this honest review I really wish there was 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 authorsI think I expected than ust contemporary fiction stories because in the foreword the science fiction fantasy and horror genres are all specifically called out for their killing off of minority characters However the majority of these stories are contemporary with romance being a key plot point Out of the twelve stories there is one historical fiction one sci fi and one fantasy story Four of the contemporaries have a main focus of romance Maybe I ust needed a bit of a mix and romance is my least favorite genre so this was a disappointment Regardless some of these stories are very thought provoking some will make you feel emotional and some are ust great relatable storiesI especially More often than not if I ran across a character who shared my race and gender in a book he was a gross stereotype comic relief token sidekick or depending on the genre I m looking at you science fiction fantasy and horror there to die so the real hero could fight another day I love anthologies and I love getting the opportunity to promote authors of color and diverse books so as soon as I learned that the co founder of the We Need Diverse B ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewFirst off I m a cis extremely white passing reviewer I Have Been Able To See Myself In Literature And have been able to see myself in literature and my entire life regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of it I am So even though all of these stories are ownvoices this review you are about to read is not After publication I will feature some actual ownvoices reviews here because. 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. .
read Ì eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Lamar Giles.
Growing up finding stories I could relate to reuire Sherlock Holmes level detection While I enjoyed your typical stories aimed at middle schoolers and teenagers they had something in common that bothered me a bit They excluded meVery few books I read including black girls When they did however they were stereotypical and unbelievable Yes the last sentence is still a problem today in 2019 Mind you I read these books in the eightiesThankfully this generation desires a turnaround With anthologies like Black Enough Stories of Being Young Black in America kids and this generation desires a turnaround With anthologies like Black Enough Stories of Being Young Black in America kids and begin to see themselves not as marginalized stereotypes but as young people with voices deserving of hearingFresh Ink is an anthology published August 2018 and unlike Black Enough it s not ust about black teens it includes the LGBTA Native Middle Eastern Asian teen community In this review you ll see particular representation in bold parenthesis eg Black TransThe stories discuss poverty same sex crushesrelationships colorism racism and other issues kids of color or disenfranchised voices faceBe mindful that with anthologies you will find stories you enjoy and those you dislike Nevertheless you get a multitude of different voices with one goal of being heard Stories InvolvedEraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds Two teens face uprooted as one moves with her family They create eraser tattoos and face microaggressions from a white couple moving into Shay s former house Sweet funny at times and tender this story s a good start BlackMeet Cute by Malinda Lo Nic Sweet funny at times and tender this story s a good start BlackMeet Cute by Malinda Lo Nic Tamia are two girls trapped by a power outrage as they discover than a love of cosplay and Sci FiFantasy While not a big fan of cosplaying I enjoy reading about two girls usually displaced in that world find each other with many possibilities ahead in love and fandom Asian American Black FF Don t Pass Me By by Eric Gansworth A young seventh grader in the seventies discusses passing along with racial microaggressions and how they affect him and other Native students in a predominantly white school Light skinned Native children receive better treatment than their darker skinned classmates Native American Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi One concert enables a Muslim girl to check out her crush Cute but not a favorite Muslim Japanese FF peripheral characters Why I Learned To Cook by Sara Farizan A young bisexual girl wants to invite her girlfriend over to meet her grandmother They cook vegetarian versions of Persian food as her grandmother shows her support for her granddaughter s life and love Big lesson Never Apologize For Who You Are Adorable tale Iranian FF Tags by Walter Dean Myers Devastatingly haunting and real boys tag on walls and relive their stories of their deaths Myers presents this story as a play My heart hurt as I discovered each story within this play This one stayed with me for a while so much so my husband read it too to see why I was emotional Black Best StoryA Stranger at the Bochinche Daniel Jos Older Okay so Older tends to write magical realism Don t hate me but I skipped this one No ratingA Boy s Duty by Sharon G Flake A young man chooses between art and doing his duty Whatever that means to several people in his life in WW2 America while dealing with racism on the homefront Cute and bittersweet at the same time Black One Voice by Melissa de la Cruz A young Stanford student finds out that her family s undocumented and with racial graffiti painted nearby she s anxious and feels like she should not suffer in silence She s angry and I m glad to read female characters angry at their circumstances without worrying about how some love interest or their parents see them I like seeing them take action Filipinx Black Latinx PaladinSamurai by Gene Luen Yang illustrations by Thien Pham Written and drawing in comic format we see a group of Dungeons Dragons friends visit a party next door Awkwardness ensues I failed to connect with this story Japanese Catch Pull Drive by Schuyler Bailar A trans boy handles his first swim practice after coming out as trans We feel his struggle with his decision concern about. In partnership with We Need Diverse Books thirteen of the most recognizable diverse authors come together in this remarkable YA anthology featuring ten short stories a graphic short story and a one act play from Walter Dean Myers never before in printCareful. .
Using the boy s bathroom and how he
"Circumnavigates Bigotry From Team "bigotry from team Trans Super Human by Nicola Yoon A black superhero decides it s time to end the world as his disappointment in humanity crushes him and the only one reaching him is his first save Police brutality racism and other societal ills find themselves discussed If a superhero decides to destroy us because we re not saving any what have we become Another good Yoon piece I would have preferred a full novel because of the plot s weight Black Rating I gave a half star based on the strength of Tags alone I hope to see this play on stage It s heart wrenching and powerfulWhat I love best about these anthologies is that they make you want to seek out every novel these authors create So do it While varied in style voice too short and not as airtight as Black Enough each story s worthy of a read especially in a time begging for difference Average Rating 358 StarsStories I Was Most Excited For Eraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds Super Human By Nicola YoonFavorite stories Be Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi Why I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan Super Human by Nicola YoonLeast Favorite Stories A Stranger at the Bochinche by Daniel Jos Older PaladinSamuari by Gene Luen YangFresh Ink is a vibrant collection of diverse stories that share personal truths hopes fears and dreams Told in short stories a one act play and a graphic short these stories give voice to characters whose stories are not often given the space to shine But these author craft complex characters in dynamic relationships that draw you inEraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds 35 StarsJason Reynolds can do no wrong in my eyes My full review can read at my blog The uiet PondA wonderful and diverse anthology of ownvoices stories I enjoyed this so so much and particularly so as an audiobook and I highly recommend this anthology to everyone Explores a diversity of topic through a variety of genres contemporary slice of life sort of stuff romance science fiction and historical fiction Also explores a variety of themes that are guaranteed to pull you in To name a few what humanity is the power of solidarity how perceptions shape who we are colourism racism sexism and gender Has characters of colour ueer characters a trans character all of the perspectives were wonderful candid and genuine and there s guaranteed to be a story for everyoneNotable stories Meet Cute by Malinda Lo Follows two girls Asian and Black who meet at a con and shenanigans ensue The writing was compelling the romance and chemistry undeniable and with sharp abs at how women of colour are treating in geek culture Catch Pull Drive by Schuyler Bailar This was brilliant and a highlight of the book follows a trans boy who faces anti trans discrimination shortly after coming out to everyone so the book is based on the author s experiences Super Human by Nicola Yoon This was probably my favourite book of the whole anthology and a perfect way to end the collection It s about a black girl who gets chosen to convince a superhero who has decided to destroy the world NOW AVAILABLE Sometimes I wonder where I ve beenWho I amDo I fit inI may not win But I can t be thrownOut here on my ownOut here on my own Out Here on My Own Irene Cara Songwriters Lesley Gore Michael GoreLamar Giles editor of this YA anthology and in partnership with We My Own Irene Cara Songwriters Lesley Gore Michael GoreLamar Giles editor of this YA anthology and in partnership with We Diverse Books wanted wants stories about diversity stories where people can see themselves especially for our youth In his youth he says in the Foreword that book especially for our youth In his youth he says in the Foreword that book book adventure after adventure t Reading this feels like I got to choose some of my favorite authors and ask each to tell me a story I loved that the collection included a play as well as a graphic short While every story stood on its own with uniue subjects and topics the thread of authentic brilliance brings them together beautifullyI loved it so much I ve donated Fresh Ink to two of my favorite HS classrooms 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 thi. 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 youBecause these stories are meant to be read And sharedThirteen. .