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Edited by A.S. King
"An eclectic, poignant, and introspective treasure trove."
Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"Masterfully collected and worth slowing down to absorb. An anthology for every collection."
School Library Journal (Starred Review)
"King proclaims, in an introduction, that 'there is currency in weirdness'; by turns darkly cheeky and piercingly perceptive, this moody and existential grouping of stories lives up to the statement."
From Michael L. Printz Award winner A.S. King and an all-star team of contributors including Anna-Marie McLemore and Jason Reynolds, an anthology of stories about remarkable people and their strange and surprising collections.
From David Levithan’s story about a non-binary kid collecting pieces of other people’s collections to Jenny Torres Sanchez's tale of a girl gathering types of fire while trying not to get burned to G. Neri's piece about 1970's skaters seeking opportunities to go vertical—anything can be collected and in the hands of these award-winning and bestselling authors, any collection can tell a story. Nine of the best YA novelists working today have written fiction based on a prompt from Printz-winner A.S. King (who also contributes a story) and the result is itself an extraordinary collection.
M. T. Anderson, e. E. Charlton-Trujillo, A.S. King, David Levithan, Cory McCarthy, Anna-Marie McLemore, G. Neri, Jason Reynolds, Randy Ribay, and Jenny Torres Sanchez have each penned a surprising and provocative tale.
Livng Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican In America
California State Selection 2023
Read Across America Summer 2022
Three Starred Reviews
TAYSHAS List 2022
Spirt of Texas Reading List 2022
Twenty stand-alone short stories, essays, poems, and more from celebrated and award-winning authors make up this YA anthology that explores the Mexican American experience.
With works by Francisco X. Stork, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, David Bowles, Rubén Degollado, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, Diana López, Xavier Garza, Trinidad Gonzales, Alex Temblador, Aida Salazar, Guadalupe Ruiz-Flores, Sylvia Sánchez Garza, Dominic Carrillo, Angela Cervantes, Carolyn Dee Flores, René Saldaña Jr., Justine Narro, Daniel García Ordáz, and Anna Meriano.
In this mixed-media collection of short stories, personal essays, poetry, and comics, this celebrated group of authors share the borders they have crossed, the struggles they have pushed through, and the two cultures they continue to navigate as Mexican Americans. Living Beyond Borders is at once an eye-opening, heart-wrenching, and hopeful love letter from the Mexican American community to today’s young readers.
A powerful exploration of what it means to be Mexican American.
"Superlative . . . A memorable collection.”
Booklist, starred review
"Voices reach out from the pages of this anthology . . . It will make a lasting impression on all readers.”
School Library Journal, starred review
"This superb anthology of short stories, comics, and poems is fresh, funny, and full of authentic YA voices revealing what it means to be Mexican American . . . Not to be missed." SLC, starred review
Latinxs in Kid Lit
No Brain the Same: Young Neurodivergent Activists Shaping Our Future
Releases Summer 2026
Edited by Lindsay H. Metcalf, Keila V. Dawson and Jeanette Bradley (illustrator), profiles in poems and prose 14 young neurodivergent activists including Lydia X. Z. Brown, autistic advocate for intersectional disability rights; Billie Eilish, musician with Tourette's using her platform to fight climate change; and Connor De Wolfe, TikTok ADHD humorist.