All out / edited by Saundra Mitchell ; Anna-Marie McLemore [and fifteen others].

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Take a journey through time and genres and discover a past where queer figures live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen of the best 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 an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, this collection of short stories crosses cultures and time periods to shed light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten.
    • Content Notes:
      Roja / Anna-Marie McLemore -- Sweet trade / Natalie C. Parker -- And they don't kiss at the end / Nilah Magruder -- Burnt umber / Mackenzi Lee -- The dresser & the chambermaid / Robin Talley -- New year / Malinda Lo -- Molly's lips / Dahlia Adler -- The coven / Kate Scelsa -- Every shade of red / Elliot Wake -- Willows / Scott Tracey -- The girl with the blue lantern / Tess Sharpe -- The secret life of a teenage boy / Alex Sanchez -- Walking after midnight / Kody Keplinger -- The end of the world as we know it / Sara Farizan -- Three witches / Tessa Gratton -- The inferno & the butterfly / Shaun David Hutchinson -- Healing Rosa / Tehlor Kay Mejia.
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      Subtitle from dust jacket.
    • Other Titles:
      No-longer-secret stories of queer teens throughout the ages.
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Booklist Reviews 2018 January #1

From the forests of fourteenth-century England to Massachusetts on the eve of Y2K, this anthology waltzes through history, infusing it with the oft-overlooked—and much-needed—narratives of queer teens. Through an alluring blend of genres and a diverse array of YA authors—including Malinda Lo, Alex Sanchez, Robin Talley, and Mackenzi Lee—these 17 short stories explore crushes and coming out, runaways and revelations, narrow escapes and enchanted evenings. There are retellings; Anna-Marie McLemore's bewitching opener, "Roja," weaves the legend of Mexican outlaw la Carambada into an unstoppable romance between an imprisoned transgender soldier and the magical girl who loves him. Elliot Wake's "Every Shade of Red," stars Will Scarlett as Robin's lookout and lover. There are also refreshing originals. In Nilah Magruder's "And They Don't Kiss at the End," protagonist Dee, "a twentieth-century black Lizzie Bennet," ponders asexuality while roller-skating. And in Scott Tracey's horror-tinged standout, the atmospheric "Willows," two boys flee from their cursed eighteenth-century town—and its murderous ritual. LGBTQIA story collections are scarce, but even if they weren't, this one would be essential. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.