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Foreshadow, Edited by Elise Howard and Sarah Alpert

Created by New York Times bestselling authors Emily X. R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma, Foreshadow is so much more than a short story collection. A trove of unforgettable fiction makes up the beating heart of this book, and the accompanying essays offer an ode to young adult literature, as well as practical advice to writers.

Featured in print for the first time, the thirteen stories anthologized here were originally released via the buzzed-about online platform Foreshadow. Ranging from contemporary romance to mind-bending fantasy, the Foreshadow stories showcase underrepresented voices and highlight the beauty and power of YA fiction. Each piece is selected and introduced by a YA luminary, among them Gayle Forman, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jason Reynolds, and Sabaa Tahir.

What makes these memorable stories tick? What sparked them? How do authors build a world or refine a voice or weave in that deliciously creepy atmosphere to bring their writing to the next level? Addressing these questions and many more are essays and discussions on craft and process by Nova Ren Suma and Emily X. R. Pan.

This unique compilation reveals and celebrates the magic of reading and writing for young adults. 

Algonquin Young Readers • October 20, 2020

(RE)Sisters, Edited by Jane Bradley

Featuring a diverse range of characters, genres, styles and subject matters, the eighteen stories in (RE)Sistersinclude; a dystopian world where skin colour is changed by a sinister procedure; a spelling bee that stings like a wasp; a girl kept captive by a man with no heart; an indefinite hospital quarantine; a runaway best friend; a lost habit of checking shoes for scorpions; an abandoned bathtub; a stolen hot air balloon, and much, much more besides.

Compiled following a global call for submissions, (RE)Sistersexplores today’s teenage girls’ fears, frustrations, strength, stories, potential, and power. A fierce, fearless and topical tribute to girls’ rebellion and resistance, (RE)Sistersis defiant, distinctive and unapologetic. Just like its heroines.

(RE)Sisters features stories from: Zoe Apostolides, Tanvi Berwah, Elizabeth Byrne, Liz Flanagan, Katie M. Flynn, Erin Darby Gesell, Jessica Glaisher, Valerie Hunter, Evangeline Jennings, Couri Johnson, Angela Kanter, Ioanna Mavrou, Lucy Middlemass, Emily Paull, Eliana Ramage, Anna Scott, Kaye Spivey and Alaina Symanovich.

For Books’ Sake • February 8, 2016

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