Rita as she s chosen to convince disillusioned superhero X to restore his faith n humanity because she was the first person he saved years ago But X a black superhero has lost his faith no longer thinks that humanity s saving The reason he s changed his mind s a punch to the gut and A Witch's Guide To Faery Folk: How to Work With the Elemental World is best uncovered while reading the story But this story was just so powerful and a perfect way to conclude this anthology Fresh Inks a can t miss collection of stories from some of YAs hottest authors that allows these diverse characters to have their truths told The Homefront in Civil War Missouri in their own way I received a copy og the book from Crown Books for Young Readers via Netgalleyn exchange fro an 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 just contemporary fiction stories because n 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 s one historical fiction one sci fi and one fantasy story Four of the contemporaries have a main focus of romance Maybe I just needed a bit of a mix and romance Celibate Passion 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 just great relatable storiesI especially appreciate that a one act play and graphic short story werencluded Learning in the Cloud in this collection It s refreshing to see different formats of writingNow for the breakdownEraser Tattoo by Jason ReynoldsThis was one of the captivating of the contemporaries with a focus on romance Shays moving from her childhood home Daniel Webster and Jacksonian Democracy in Brooklyn to Wilmington leaving her first love Dante behind She s giving him an eraser tattoo of hernitial There are small moments with big meanings behind them like the white family moving The Gay Pretender into the home Shay s familys moving out of and the lack of respect they showMeet Cute by Malinda LoFans of X Files or Star Trek will love this one It Bloody Winter is set at the Denver Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention and features a girl named Tamia cosplaying as a black Agent Scully and Nics a gender flipped Sulu The power goes out during a storm and the two go looking for Nic s brother while wondering f the other s gay It s cute Again romance Inventaire Sommaire Des Archives D�partementales Ant�rieures � 1790, Vol. 1: Mayenne (Classic Reprint) isn t my thing And I never watched X Files or Star Trek so the references weren t that exciting for me Thiss probably of a personal preference thing I can see other readers really loving this one because again t was cuteDon t Pass Me By by Erik Gansworth This color I said tapping the box of Flesh on his desk Its name doesn t cover everyone This was one that was powerful A native American boy has to leave the reservation to attend a predominantly white junior high just beyond the border because the reservation school only goes up to 5th grade The message present here s strongBe Cool For Once by Aminah Mae SafiBack to the contemporary romances This one War Girls is set at a concert and features a Muslim American girl who sees the boy she likes and decides to tell him how she feels Meh Thiss one of my least favorites And that s even with the What fresh hell Hieroglyphen lesen. is this statement whichs a direct line from the tv show Scream ueens Even with that reference on top of the Anne Boleyn ones I still wasn t nto this oneTags by Walter Dean MyersThis was definitely one of my favorites In my top 3 for sure No romance nvolved This Lesson Planning and Classroom Management is the one act play Four boys are tagging walls We find out they are dead and are tagging to be remembered They discuss how they diedWhy I Learned To Cook by Sara Farizan You don t apologize for who you are I m an old lady now and perhaps that doesn t mean muchn the world we live The Stalin Front: A Novel of World War II in but I exist and I shouldn t have to be sorry for that As a woman you have to know that Don t ever apologize for who you are *I enjoyed this than the other contemporary romances so far A Persian bi girls learning to *enjoyed this than the other contemporary romances so far A Persian bi girl The Nightmare Garden is learning to Persian food from her grandma ands nervous to Look to the Mountain introduce her girlfriend to her This one was very sweet with a great message totA Stranger at the Bochinche by Daniel Jos OlderHere s the science fiction of the collection Unfortunately this one was lacking and s probably my least favorite of them all This The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond is merely for the confusion It feels like an excerpt from a much longer book leaving me feeling like I m missing tons ofnformation about the world and characters Thus I felt like there was no science fiction The Precarious: The Art and Poetry of Cecilia Vicuna / Vicuna, Cecilia. 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Two books in one (Wesleyan Poetry) in this collection at all because I want to forget about this one entirely I was lostA Boy s Duty by Sharon G FlakeSet during WWII Zakary leaves his father s farm to paint becoming homeless He wants to join the Navy He spends his time at Lucky Linda s Cafe a 247 cafe where the owner doesn t uite approve of him being there The owner s wife does what she can to help Zakary out This ones sad but also on the slow moving sideOne Voice by Melissa de la CruzThis The Color of Water is one of the topical of the storiesn this collection A girl attending Stanford s whole world shifts when racial slurs are graffitied on walls cars etc She talks about discovering her family wasn t documented Mayan Strawberries in the last year and the fears she faces This ones powerful and Bill Gates (Up Close) is very relevant to today I wasn t aware that this was a short story that takes place after the events of Somethingn Between but Mistaken Mistress it didn t harm my reading experience If you are planning to read that book maybe wait to read the short story after becauset takes place afterwardPaladinSamurai Written by Gene Luen Yang Bunny: A Novel illustrated by Thien PhamThiss the graphic short story of the collection Easy to read and well llustrated This one has a group of friend playing Swords and Spells which s the book s version of Dungeons and Dragons The dungeon master won t let his Japanese friend call himself a samurai because "It S Not One Of "s not one of 5 classes of the game The DM The Great Smog of India insists he call himself a paladin This ones really short and has a storyline nvolving the girl across the street tied n I liked The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven: A Breviary it for the messaget carriedCatch Pull Drive by Schuyler BailarI really love this one Also Tryst with Prosperity in my top 3 Setn 1st person Popular Hits it tells the story of Tommy s first day on his swim team as a boy after having just come out as trans on Facebook This was a very moving story It captured Tommy s emotions very wellSuper Human by Nicola YoonThis was my favorite of the collection Thiss also where the fantasy comes nto play X the world s one and only superhero has decided to give up on humanity and destroy t unless someone convinces him otherwise The US sends 17 year old Syrita to do just that I m going to withhold all other details because you really should read this one It s heartbreaking and not one I ll forget for a long timeSo there you have t A diverse collection of short stories Some were okay some were excellent It s a bit across the board but I did like this overall 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 ncluded a play as well as a graphic short While every story stood on The Creative Habit its own with uniue subjects and topics the thread of authentic brilliance brings them together beautifullyI lovedt so much I ve donated Fresh Ink to two of my favorite HS classroom. Of the most accomplished YA authors deliver a label defying anthology that The Rest of the Story includes ten short stories a graphic novel and a one act play This collection willnspire you to break conventions bend the rules and color outside the lines All you need s fresh nk.
Lamar Giles á 0 Free readGrowing 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 n common that bothered me a bit They excluded meVery few books I read In the Lords of Life: A History of the Kings of Thailand introduction of Fresh Inkt 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 n all writing especially the young adult gen NOW AVAILABLE Sometimes I wonder where I ve beenWho I amDo I fit nI 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 n partnership with We Need Diverse Books wanted wants stories about diversity stories where people can see themselves especially for our youth In his youth he says n the Foreword that book after book adventure after adventure the heroes weren t like me at all For him as a child that meant stories featuring black boys who were not portrayed as a stereotype of one kind or another Still that didn t just apply to him and when he or one of his friends found a story that they could find themselves n t reinforced their love of reading With that Simon Spatz: From Holocaust to Halifax, A Story of Survival and Success in mind this collectionncludes heroes of all kinds for all kinds of young adult readers There are ten short stories one A Life in Two Worlds is a graphic short story and a one act play Eraser Tattoo Jason ReynoldsA story about young love a boy Dante and girl Shay who have grown up or less togethern Brooklyn alive full of sounds and smells and they must say goodbye The girl along with her family The Hitler Kiss: A Memoir of the Czech Resistance is moving away Eraser tattoos are exchanged as a reminder of their love Meet Cute Malinda LoAt the Denver Science Fiction and Fantasy Conventionn line for a preview screening of ueen of the East Nic sees a young girl red wig black pantsuit FBI badge get The Doré Illustrated Balzac Droll Stories in line behind her looking angrily at her cell phone texting and asks herf Mulder pissed her off The girl scowls asking who she s then as though she s just realized says Gender flipped Sulu Cosplay Star Trek X Files and a power failure make for an entertaining story Don t Pass Me By Eric Gansworth This color I said tapping the box of Flesh on his desk Its name doesn t cover everyone A young Native American boy living on a reservation has to attend a Jr High comprised of mostly white students 900 white kids a handful of black kids a few kids who were a blend of races and one other Native American kid He tries to make others understand how their avoiding recognizing who he s makes him feel Be Cool for Once Aminah Mae SafiA Muslim American teen girl and the boy Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species in the band shes crushing on her parents Feminisms at a Millennium immigrated to the US His grandparents weremmigrants A crush School supplies and first kisses Tags Walter Dean Myers 5 starsA one act play with four boys Big Eddie Jones aka SMOKE 17 Willie Jiminez 16 aka 2 SOON121 D Mario Thompson aka DATRUF Frank Watkins 17 aka J BOY It s Willie s first night Gwydion's Dawn in this new state of being their new objective to keep their tags looking goodt s their memorial the way to keep their memories alive to others to be remembered If you only read one story n this anthology make Mj 12. Die Geheime Regierung it this one Why I Learned to Cook Sara Farizan 5 StarsYasis Persian bi sexual and Strahlend In Purpur Und Goldd. Heilige Reich Von Konstantinopel is stilln the giddy stages of early love with Hannah when Hannah declares she would like to be Sierra Wildflowers: Mt. Lassen to Kern Canyon invited to Friday night dinner with Yasi s grandmother Yasi s been learning to cook the delicious meals her grandmother prepares all the while trying to get up the nerve to share about who shes sexually to her grandmother A lovely message with a sweet ending A Stranger at the Bochinche Daniel Jos OlderA beautifully written f strange story A stranger *in a bar the mysterious appearance of overwhelming smoke and a missing notebook that holds secrets designs *a bar the mysterious appearance of
overwhelming smoke and a missing notebook that holds secrets designs flying machinessmoke and a missing notebook that holds secrets designs flying machines fears that things may become very dire ndeed A Boy s Duty Sharon G Flake 5 StarsHis father blamed his teachers for giving him dreams that extended beyond the boundaries of their farm But Haunted Louisiana: The Most Haunted Houses in Louisiana it was my father s binoculars and the almanac that pulled me away from the farm first It s how I got the notion I wanted to be a mapmaker plotting out every planet and starn the sky Four years later I m sitting at the Lucky Linda Caf homelessLoss homelessness bittersweet and lovely One Voice Melissa de la Cruz It begins with a young Filipina girl s car being tagged A big middle finger and a particularly shocking phrase smack n the middle of my Monday morning reminding me that even at a prestigious cosmopolitan university the one you had worked so hard to attend someone will try to make you feel like you re an mposter In part this A Mistaken Match is about the effect this has on this girl how difficultt can be to reclaim that feeling of safety where safety s your normal frame "of mind where walking across a parking lot or across a campus doesn t make your heart "mind where walking across a parking lot or across a campus doesn t make your heart n fear at each sound In part t s about the differences The Diminished in relationships with the police or security authority figures that non white people have vs whites In partt tackles the way Asian women are viewed and objectified by men Paladin Samurai Gene Luen YangI m not much for graphic stories but I know there s an audience for this This s about a young Japanese boy who wants to be a Samurai n his DD campaign but t Claimed by a Cowboy is not allowed Reading this on my kindle since thiss an ARC the font Discipline is really tiny about this big so trying to read this was difficult for me Catch Pull Drive Schuyler Bailar 5 StarsIt sn those few sacred moments before he enters the school as a new person that he hesitates Born female but having just announced to the world via Facebook that from here on he will now be male and his new name Claim the Night (The Claiming is Tommy The first thing he sees walkingnto the building are two doors marked with words that Claimed by Desire identify not just the doors but the people who enter them MEN WOMENThis was written by the first openly transgender NCAA Division I swimmer per Wikipedia and thecrimsoncom as well as the first publicly documented NCAA D1 transgender man to compete as a mann any sport he also served on the Transgender Visibility Panel to advocate for the Trans Bill MA before the Massachusetts State Senate Super Human Nicola Yoon 5 Stars The Los Angeles Times headline the day after he saved her read BLACK SUPERMAN SAVES GIRL which Say Youll Remember Me incites a flurry of commentaries CNN decides he should be referred to as African American another points out thatf he was like Superman he was from another planet and therefore not human never mind African or American Meanwhile two years passes and the seventeen year old black girl Accidental Bodyguard is convinced that she must be the one to reason with this Black Superman as he his vision of saving humanity has become darker and he s no longer sure they deserve saving Another one I loved just enough superhero fantasy story to appeal to a large group of people with a story that was heartbreaking I ve read other books by Nicola Yoon and enjoyed her writing before so I expected this to be good andt surpassed my expectationsAltogether a fine collection of stories to enjoy and reflect on and while this s targeted for Teens YA I think t could be enjoyed by almost all ages I haven t rated all of these Mehr als das individually but I ve noted the ones I considered 5 Stars but none are really less worthyt s just a matter of what types of stories you. In partnership with We Need Diverse Books thirteen of the most recognizable diverse authors come together n this remarkable YA anthology featuring ten short stories a graphic short story and a one act play from Walter Dean Myers never before n printCareful. ,
Prefer Overall I consider this a 5 star collectionPub Date 14 AUG 2018Many thanks for the ARC provided by Random House Children s Crown Books for Young Readers ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley Abby and the Bachelor Cop in exchange for an honest reviewFirst off I m a cis extremely white passing reviewer I have been able to see myselfn literature and media my entire life regardless of how much my Filipino culture means to me and how proud of Eye to Eye it I am So even though all of these stories are ownvoices this review you are about to reads not After publication I will feature some actual ownvoices reviews here because this anthology was created to support and boost diverse and marginalized voices therefore we should also be supporting and boosting diverse and marginalized reviewers If you re a PoC who would like to have your review listed on mine please DM me on any platform It 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 fu 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 Accidentally Expecting in To name a few what humanitys the power of solidarity how perceptions shape who we are colourism racism sexism and gender Has characters of colour ueer characters a trans character More often than not f I ran across a character who shared my race and gender n a book he was a gross stereotype comic relief token sidekick or dep 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 Herzrivalen is a vibrant collection of diverse stories that share personal truths hopes fears and dreams Toldn 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 n dynamic relationships that draw you nEraser Tattoo by Jason Reynolds 35 StarsJason Reynolds can do no wrong n my eyes Long Way Down s one lf the best books I ve ever read I loved the sentiment of the story and the rich history you can feel between childhood best friends Shay and Dante Shay s giving Date an eraser tattoo of an S to remember her by because she s moving I loved the focus on the mportance of their relationship but the story didn t pull me n Meet Cute by Malinda Lo This was a fun and cute story about a girl named Nic who s cosplaying at a Denver Con when the lights are knocked out by a storm she a fellow cosplayer Tamia go looking for Nic s brother I loved seeing Nic and Tamia handle the can gatekeepers who suck the fun out of everything But I had some personal preference ssues that lowered my overall enjoyment of the story Meta pop culture references always pull me out of stories and the heavy references n the beginning didn t help I also think I would have liked the story Always Look Twice ift was written All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night in first person But again those are personalssues and I still really liked the story overallDon t Pass Me By by Eric Gansworth This story was much grounded than the first two We follow Doobie a Native student who Any Man Of Mine is going to a white school We see Doobie discuss passing because many of the other native kids at school are white passing and not picked on gentrification and the dismantling of native culture and white washing history This was such a powerful andmpactful story and I loved Annalee And The Lawman itBe Cool For Once by Aminah Mae Safi My first five star read andt was so adorably cute I couldn t handle The Apollonides Mistress Scandal it Shirins a Muslim American teen having the time of her life at a concert for one of her favorite bands and she sees her crush Jeffery show up and this s the point I got giddy Shirin s worried about the spotlight and recognition that comes with dating Mr Popular This was just so cute and fluffy and perfectTags by Walter #Dean Morgan This Anything For His Son is a truly uniue story toldn a one # Morgan This Anticipation is a truly uniue story toldn a one play about a group of young black boys who ve died tagging a wall I loved framing tagging as a way to mmortalize themselves and create a lasting legacy where they re not forgotten But I was confused at parts of the story which s why t got a lower ratingWhy I Learned to Cook by Sara Farizan This was one of the cutest things my eyes have ever witnessed This was such a happy story that put me n the best mood Yas wants to learn to cook Persian food to share with her girlfriend Hannah and gets lessons from her unapologetic grandmotherYas grandmother was amazing She s such a fierce lady and I aspire to be her I loved seeing Yas gain an appreciation for her culture and seeing her grandmother love and accept her It was just greatA Stranger at the Bochinche by Daniel Jos Older This was probably my least favorite story n the anthology because I was so confused reading Annie and the Outlaw it Setn Brooklyn this scifi story went over my head I felt like there wasn t context for what was happening we just see this cult like group that want their god to come down to Earth and try to steal a design notebook that can help them And there s maybe aliens or demons I wasn t sure Like I said I was confusedA Boy s Duty by Sharon G Flake This story follows a young black boy ANNIE AND THE PRINCE in WWII who ran away from home and wants to join the Navy I liked seeing the life he s builtn New Orleans and the vibrant culture present The Single Dad's Redemption in the city I really liked seeing his artistic talent displayed and his genuinely good heart This story really was about following your dreams but not putting yourself above other One Voice by Melissa De La Cruz Jass a Sanford college student who s entire college experience shifts when she sees racists graffiti spray painted across campusJas lives A Christmas Affair in fear of her family getting deported and this graffitti starts taking over all of her mind space It really shows how harmful and deeply painful discrimination and racisms But I really loved seeing Jas talk with other minority students and finding a power n their shared experiecesPaladinSamuari by Gene Luen Yang and Illustrations by Thien Pham I m not really a fan of graphic novels I just haven t found one that s clicked with me yet It also didn t help that this was about a faux Dungeon and Dragons campaign game where a guy wants to play as a samurai nstead of the traditional Paladin There was also something about a part at a girl he likes house The story felt disjointed to me and I didn t enjoy The Apple Orchard it as much as some of the othersCatch Pull Drive by Schuyler Bailar This was an amazing story that featured a trans boys who s finally come out to his school ands at his first swim practice since coming out We see the *challenges he faces a new locker room gnorant *he faces a new locker room gnorant from teammates but also see his loving parents and a friend on the team who supports him as well This was such an nspirational story that moved meSuper Human by Nicola Yoon I have never been disappointed by a Nicola Yoon short story and Super Human was definitely a standout for me We follow Sy. You are holding fresh nk And not hot off the press still drying n your hands nk 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. .