The No-longer-secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the AgesBook - 2018
Seventeen young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens.
From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier...to two girls falling in love while mourning the death of Kurt Cobain...to forbidden love in a sixteenth-century Spanish convent...and an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, All Out tells a diverse range of stories across cultures, time periods, and identities, shedding light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten.
"Readers searching for positive, nuanced, and authentic queer representation--or just a darn good selection of stories--need look no further than this superb collection."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Featuring original stories from:
Shaun David Hutchinson
Natalie C. Parker
Tehlor Kay Mejia
Don't miss the companion anthology, Out Now edited by Saundra Mitchell, which features seventeen new contemporary short stories from queer YA authors!
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Take a journey through time and genres to discover stories where queer teens live, love and shape the world around them.
"Take a journey through time and genres to discover stories where queer teens live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens."
LPL_KateG May 25, 2018
@LPL_KimberlyL recommended this awesome short story collection to me, and it was a hit! The premise of writing fairy-tale-esque stories from a young queer and/or trans* perspective is really interesting, and I loved all of the different directions that the authors took.
LPL_KimberlyL Mar 22, 2018
This. Book. Sounds. AMAAAZING. A queer short story collection written by LGBTQ+ authors and allies. I'm particularly excited to read the stories written by Mackenzi Lee, Elliot Wake, and Kody Keplinger. There are also so many authors I've never read before!
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