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Title:
Unbroken : 13 stories starring disabled teens / edited by Marieke Nijkamp.
ISBN:
9780374306502
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
310 pages ; 22cm
Contents:
The long road / by Heidi Heilig -- Britt and the Bike God / by Kody Keplinger -- The leap and the fall / by Kayla Whaley -- Per aspera ad astra / by Katherine Locke -- Found objects / by William Alexander -- Plus One / by Karuna Riazi -- The day the dragon came / by Marieke Nijkamp -- Captain, my captain / by Francisco X. Stork -- Dear Norah James, you know nothing about love / by Dhonielle Clayton -- A play in many parts / by Fox Benwell -- Ballad of weary daughters / by Kristine Wyllys -- Mother Nature's youngest daughter / by Keah Brown -- Two, three / by Corinne Duyvis.
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Summary

Summary

This anthology explores disability in fictional tales told from the viewpoint of disabled characters, written by disabled creators. With stories in various genres about first loves, friendship, war, travel, and more, Unbroken will offer today's teen readers a glimpse into the lives of disabled people in the past, present, and future.The contributing authors are awardwinners, bestsellers, and newcomers including Kody Keplinger, Kristine Wyllys, Francisco X. Stork, William Alexander, Corinne Duyvis, Marieke Nijkamp, Dhonielle Clayton, Heidi Heilig, Katherine Locke, Karuna Riazi, Kayla Whaley, Keah Brown, and Fox Benwell. Each author identifies as disabled along a physical, mental, or neurodiverse axis--and their characters reflect this diversity.


Author Notes

Marieke Nijkamp is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends. She is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, and geek. She currently resides in her home country, the Nertherlands. mariekenijkamp.com


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Nijkamp (This Is Where It Ends) presents 13 fictional short stories written by authors with disabilities and featuring variously abled teens. Authors including William Alexander, Corinne Duyvis, and Heidi Heilig represent varied genres and diverse protagonists. Kody Keplinger offers romance in "Britt and the Bike God," which traces the relationship between a blind cyclist and her tandem riding partner. Katherine Locke's sci-fi story, "Per Aspera ad Astra," introduces Lizzie, who may be able to save her planet if she can harness her anxiety. More often than not, what makes these protagonists different proves far less relevant than the universal emotions they express. Ages 14-18. (Sept.) c Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.