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Fifteen diverse stories from the leading voices in YA.
Anything is possible.
From 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.
Alucard and Prince Rhy’s relationship in V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic series is finally revealed, Anna-Marie McLemore gives “Cinderella” a trans retelling, while letters supernaturally cross borders between Gaza and California in Tochi Onyebuchi’s “Habibi”. Close your eyes. Make a wish. The universe is yours for the taking.
A Universe of Wishes by Tara Sim
The Silk Blade byNatalie C. Parker
The Scarlet Woman: A Gemma Doyle Story by Libba Bray
Cristal y Ceniza by Anna-Marie McLemore
Liberia by Kwame Mbalia
A Royal Affair by V.E .Schwab
The Take back Tango by Rebecca Roanhorse
Dream and Dare by Nic Stone
Wish by Jenni Balch
The Weight by Dhonielle Clayton
Unmoor by Mark Oshiro
The Coldest Spot in the Universe by Samira Ahmed
The Beginning of Monsters by Tessa Gratton
Longer Than the Threads of Time by Zoraida Córdova
Habibi by Tochi Onyebuchi
A Note From the Publisher
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"This anthology resonates in its thorough enrichment of the canon." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"A refreshing anthology depicting worlds where everyone can belong." - Kirkus Reviews
"A noteworthy collection brimming with empowering tales that confirm all readers deserve to have their stories told." - Shelf Awareness