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All Out


"Imagines the lives of queer teens throughout different time periods, often playing with genre (retellings, fairy tales, magical realism, fantasy) as well." —VultureSeventeen 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.Featuring 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"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)"Exceptional in scope and quality . . . gives voice to the experiences that have long existed but often go unrepresented." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)Read the entire set of companion anthologies featuring queer teens in the past, present, and future . . . All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the AgesOut Now: Queer We Go Again!Out There: Into the Queer New Yonder

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