All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages (Hardcover)
Celebrate Pride year round with a great collection of historical fiction, fantasy, and romance that has a little something for everyone. Anthologies can be a mixed bag, but I found nearly all of the stories in All Out a delight to read. A few favorites were Anna-Marie McLemore’s opening story “Roja,” the Robin Hood retelling “Willows,” and “The Inferno and the Butterfly.”— Kristen B., Bookseller
Take a journey through time and genres to discover stories where queer teens live, love, and shape the world around them.
Seventeen young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens. From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier...to two girls falling in love while mourning the death of Kurt Cobain...to forbidden love in a sixteenth-century Spanish convent...and an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, All Out tells a diverse range of stories across cultures, time periods, and identities, shedding light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten.
"Readers searching for positive, nuanced, and authentic queer representation--or just a darn good selection of stories--need look no further than this superb collection."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Featuring original stories from:
Shaun David Hutchinson
Natalie C. Parker
Tehlor Kay Mejia
Don't miss the companion anthology, Out Now edited by Saundra Mitchell, which features seventeen new contemporary short stories from queer YA authors