To showcase diverse authors in school-friendly short story anthologies.
About WNDB Anthologies
Our anthologies feature original stories by award-winning authors and exciting new voices, thus supporting our goal to provide more diversity in children's literature. Our young adult anthology Flying Lessons & Other Stories is currently available, while our young adult anthology Fresh Ink will be released in 2018. We also have another middle grade anthology in the works.
With each anthology WNDB has hosted a short-story contest for a spot in the book by an unpublished diverse author. The winner receives payment of $1,000 US, and the contests are open to diverse authors who are previously unpublished in any format.
Flying Lessons & Other Stories
Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology—written by the best children’s authors—celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.
In a partnership with We Need Diverse Books, industry giants Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Tingle, and Jacqueline Woodson join newcomer Kelly J. Baptist in a story collection that is as humorous as it is heartfelt. This impressive group of authors has earned among them every major award in children’s publishing and popularity as New York Times bestsellers.
From these distinguished authors come ten distinct and vibrant stories.
"There's plenty of magic in this collection to go around." -Booklist, Starred
"A natural for middle school classrooms and libraries, this strong collection should find eager readers"
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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.
Featuring: Schuyler Bailar, Melissa de la Cruz, Sara Farizan, Sharon G. Flake, Eric Gansworth, Malinda Lo, Walter Dean Myers, Daniel José Older, Thien Pham, Jason Reynolds, Aminah Mae Safi, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon, and edited by Lamar Giles
On sale August 14, 2018