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For Teen Readers

Fresh Ink: An Anthology

This collection by diverse authors about diverse characters includes 10 short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play from Walter Dean Myers.

Related Teaching Resources

Fresh Ink Educators’ Guide from Random House Children’s Books

Viewfinders: 10 Y.A. Novelists Spin Fiction From Vintage Photos from The New York Times

The Danger of a Single Story TED talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

More Titles to Try

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi

[Don’t] Call Me Crazy edited by Kelly Jensen

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale

Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices edited by Mitali Perkins