English / Australia
Kindred. 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories
Various authors (text)
Newtown, NSW: Walker Books Australia, 2019. – 295 p.
LGBTQ+ | Connection | Family | Love | Short story | Anthology
Reading age: 14+
White Ravens issue: 2020
In his introduction, editor Michael Earp remarks that his “conviction that LGBTQIA+ youth deserve the opportunity to see themselves reflected in the literature they read…” motivated him to commission this short story anthology. Aptly named “Kindred”, this exciting compilation gathers the works of twelve authors – renowned and award-winning writers as well as interesting new discoveries – from across the spectrum of gender, sexuality, identity, and cultural background. The stories range from a haunting historical tale and a fast-paced quirky eco-activist story, to witty gritty sewer-rat tale, and a story about unrequited love. Readers will find funny and thoughtful texts, stories that feature young people of colour, First Nations teens, and disabled youth – all created on the topic of “connection”. A truly fascinating glimpse of LGBTQIA+ life in all its many variations. The appendix includes information on all the authors and suggestions for interesting websites. [CS]