From We Need Diverse Books, the organization behind Flying Lessons & Other Stories, comes a young adult fantasy short story collection featuring some of the best own-voices children's authors, including New York Times bestselling authors Libba Bray (The Diviners), V. E. Schwab (A Darker Shade of Magic), Natalie C. Parker (Seafire), and many more. Edited by Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles).
In the fourth collaboration with We Need Diverse Books, fifteen award-winning and celebrated diverse authors deliver stories about a princess without need of a prince, a monster long misunderstood, memories that vanish with a spell, and voices that refuse to stay silent in the face of injustice. This powerful and inclusive collection contains a universe of wishes for a braver and more beautiful world.
AUTHORS INCLUDE: Samira Ahmed, Jenni Balch, Libba Bray, Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Córdova, Tessa Gratton, Kwame Mbalia, Anna-Marie McLemore, Tochi Onyebuchi, Mark Oshiro, Natalie C. Parker, Rebecca Roanhorse, V. E. Schwab, Tara Sim, Nic Stone
is COO of We Need Diverse Books. She is the co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things series and New York Times
bestseller The Belles
and its sequel The Everlasting Rose.
She grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs on the Maryland side and spent most of her time under her grandmother's table with a stack of books. A former teacher and middle school librarian, Dhonielle is co-founder of CAKE Literary, a creative development company whipping up decidedly diverse books for a wide array of readers. She's got a serious travel bug and loves spending time outside of the USA, but makes her home in New York City, where she can most likely be found hunting for the best slice of pizza.
"This anthology resonates in its thorough enrichment of the canon." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"A noteworthy collection brimming with empowering tales that confirm all readers deserve to have their stories told." —Shelf Awareness, Starred Review
"A refreshing anthology depicting worlds where everyone can belong.” —Kirkus Reviews
"The diversity represented in these stories is exceptional, and many readers who may have thus far been unable to find themselves in the pages of speculative fiction will see themselves here.... A strong choice for all collections serving teens." —SLJ