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A Universe of Wishes

A We Need Diverse Books Anthology

Dhonielle Clayton (Editor)

Hardcover

List Price: 18.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (12/8/2020)

Description

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


Praise For A Universe of Wishes: A We Need Diverse Books Anthology

"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

Crown Books for Young Readers, 9781984896209, 416pp.

Publication Date: December 8, 2020



About the Author

Dhonielle Clayton 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.