|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton met while attending the New School’s acclaimed Writing for Children MFA program. Sona is a journalist who has written for the New York Times, People, Parade, Cosmopolitan, and other major media. Dhonielle is a librarian at a middle school in Harlem, and taught English at a cutthroat ballet academy. Together, the pair cofounded CAKE Literary, a boutique book packaging company with a decidedly diverse bent. Find them online at www.cakeliterary.com.
Melissa de la Cruz grew up in Manila and San Francisco. She is the author of the novels Cat's Meow (Scribner, 2001) and The Au Pairs (Simon & Schuster, 2004). She coauthored the nonfiction books How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less (Ballantine, 2003) and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-Inch Heels and Faux Pas (Ballantine, 2004). Her work has been translated into many languages. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
Rahul Kanakia's novels include We Are Totally Normal and Enter Title Here. Additionally, Rahul's stories have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed, Indiana Review, and Nature. Rahul has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Lambda Literary Foundation. Originally from Washington, DC, Rahul now lives in San Francisco.
Cindy Pon is the author of Silver Phoenix, named one of the top ten fantasy novels for youth by Booklist. She lives with her husband and two children in San Diego, California.
Aisha Saeed is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed novel Amal Unbound; the Bank Street Books Best Book Written in the Stars; Aladdin: Far from Agrabah; and Bilal Cooks Daal. Aisha is also a founding member of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and sons. You can find her online at www.aishasaeed.com.
Shveta Thakrar’s debut novel, Star Daughter, is a standalone YA fantasy perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, Laini Taylor, and Margaret Rogerson. Shveta's work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, including Enchanted Living, Uncanny Magazine, and Toil & Trouble. You can find her online at www.shvetathakrar.com and on Twitter and Instagram at @ShvetaThakrar.
Table of Contents
From the Editors 1
Forbidden Fruit Roshani Chokshi, Filipino 5
Olivia's Table Alyssa Wong, Chinese 20
Steel Skin Lori M. Lee, Hmong 47
Still Star-Crossed Sona Charaipotra, Punjabi 73
The Counting of Vermillion Beads Aliette De Bodard, Vietnamese 90
The Land of the Morning Calm E. C. Myers, Korean 109
The Smile Aisha Saeed, South Asian 139
Girls Who Twirl and Other Dangers Preeti Chhibber, Gujarati 155
Nothing into All Renée Ahdieh, Korean 184
Spear Carrier Rahul Kanakia, South Asian 202
Code of Honor Melissa de la Cruz, Filipino 224
Bullet Butterfly Elsie Chapman, Chinese 238
Daughter of the Sun Shveta Thakrar, South Asian 259
The Crimson Cloak Cindy Pon, Chinese 282
Eyes like Candlelight Julie Kagawa, Japanese 302
Author Biographies 324