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Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories

Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories

Twelve of Australia's best writers from the LGBTQ+ community are brought together in this ground-breaking collection of YA short stories. What does it mean to be queer? What does it mean to be human? In this powerful #LoveOzYA collection, twelve of Australia's finest writers from... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781760651039
Barcode 9781760651039
Published 1 June 2019 by Walker Books Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) Contributions by Earp, Michael
Contributions by Law, Benjamin
Contributions by Tsiolkas, Christos
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ISBN-13 9781760651039
ISBN-10 1760651036
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books Australia
Imprint Walker Books Australia
Publication Date 1 June 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) Contributions by Earp, Michael
Contributions by Law, Benjamin
Contributions by Tsiolkas, Christos
Category Short Stories & Anthologies
Short Stories
English Literature: Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Australian
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 425g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 975766

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Kindred particularly excels at straddling the dichotomy of hardship versus hope that so often governs queer narratives... Overall, the collection is warm and heartfelt, highlighting the strength of friends, found family and community spaces. * Books and Publishing * Perfect to add to your pride month TBR, this anthology is heartwarming, simple and unapologetic. Whilst it's important to uplift queer voices and stories, diversity in YA shows teens of all identities, experiences and livelihoods that the world is a diverse place. Normalising queer stories into mainstream media creates a similar effect in the real world. Hardships, difficulties and disconnectedness have been present in the queer experience, and the human experience, for a very long time. It is my hope that books, stories, and activism like this is the first step in moving away from this, to a world full of acceptance, positivity, and celebration. * Totally Bookss * This book is so powerful and a wonderful read. Each of the stories has a beautiful message that reminds us that our community is diverse within it's diversity. Don't be afraid to find your niche. To love who you love and try to understand those around you. * Lost in Literature * This anthology is a must read and one that I wish I had when I was younger, but one I am glad is here now because at any age it's wonderful to see this out in the world and be able to connect to it...There are funny moments, painful ones and poignant ones. I cannot recommend Kindred enough. All 12 of these writers contributed stories that are truly fantastic and it makes for a beautiful anthology. * Wild Heart Reads *

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Author's Bio

Michael Earp is a bookseller and the editor of Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories. He has passionately worked with Children's and YA books for more than 16 years. He has a degree in Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Children's Literature. His writing has appeared in The Victorian Writer and Aurealis. He also established the #AusQueerYA tumblr to coincide with the #LoveOzYA campaign, of which he was previously the Committee Chair. www.michaelearp.net

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