Celebrate Pride this month 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
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, forbidden love in a sixteenth-century Spanish convent or 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 reviewFeaturing original stories from: Malinda LoMackenzi LeeRobin TalleyKody KeplingerElliot WakeAnna-Marie McLemoreShaun David HutchinsonDahlia AdlerTess SharpeKate ScelsaNatalie C. ParkerSara FarizanNilah MagruderTessa GrattonTehlor Kay MejiaAlex SanchezScott Tracey.