"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 genre (I'm looking at you, science fiction, fantasy, and horror), there to die so the real hero could fight another day." ~ 3%
We Need Diverse Books partners with thirteen of the most popular diverse authors in the Young Adult genre. Walter Dean Myers, Nicole Yoon and Jason Reynolds are just a few of the contributors to this well-written anthology. It features ten short stories, one graphic novel-type story and a one-act play.
There is a representation of almost all diverse groups within these pages. Every reader will feel a connection to at least one character. I recommend Fresh Ink: An Anthology to young readers looking for diversity in literature. This collection will inspire to color outside the lines while painting your life.
Happy Early Pub Day! Fresh Ink will be available Tuesday, August 14.
Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.
Title: Fresh Ink: An Anthology
Editor: Lamar Giles
Published: August 2018
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤