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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.
Ten amazing stories told by ten inspirational, diverse authors. Every single one of the contributors full of talent, full of heart, yet humble and kind beyond compare. With a message that is so abundantly clear, all young people to see themselves represented in books. We have come a long way in literature but in the famous words of the great Walter Dean Meyers, “There is work to be done” still.