WoW: Fresh Ink by Lamar Giles (Editor)


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This week’s book: Fresh Ink by Lamar Giles

Fresh Ink Lamar GilesTitle: Fresh Ink
Author: Lamar Giles
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 14, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

In partnership with We Need Diverse Books, thirteen of the most recognizable, diverse authors come together in this remarkable YA anthology featuring ten short stories, a graphic short story, and a one-act play from Walter Dean Myers never before in-print.

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

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

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

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This is one anthology that I am really eager to read. There are so many of my favourite authors represented in this book that I am not sure how I will wait until August to read it. Also, the format of this book is quite intriguing, and the fact that it incorporates a graphic novel and a play is so exciting!

14 thoughts on “WoW: Fresh Ink by Lamar Giles (Editor)

  1. Literary Feline says:

    This sounds like a must read collection. I enjoy short stories from time to time and am always on the lookout for more diverse books. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

  2. Kay says:

    That is definitely clever to include the graphic novel and play. I don’t read many short stories, but I have enjoyed a number of graphic novels. Will watch for this one.

  3. Savings InSeconds says:

    This is great for those students in my class who want a riveting story without the commitment of a full length novel!

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