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Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories

By Michael Earp

**eBook Edition** Twelve of Australia’s best writers from the LGBTQ+ community are brought together in this ground-breaking collection of YA short stories.

What does it mean to be queer? What does it mean to be human? In this powerful #LoveOzYA collection, twelve of Australia’s finest writers from the LGBTQ+ community explore the stories of family, friends, lovers and strangers – the connections that form us. This inclusive and intersectional #OwnVoices anthology for teen readers features work from writers of diverse genders, sexualities and identities, including writers who identify as First Nations, people of colour or disabled. With short stories by bestsellers, award winners and newcomers to young adult fiction including Jax Jacki Brown, Claire G Coleman, Michael Earp, Alison Evans, Erin Gough, Benjamin Law, Omar Sakr, Christos Tsiolkas, Ellen van Neerven, Marlee Jane Ward, Jen Wilde and Nevo Zisin.

  • Advance praise from Lili Wilkinson: “Beautiful, fresh and exciting, Kindred brings together the pleasure of reading about people who share your own experience, and the delight in discovering lives, worlds and ways of being that are utterly unlike your own. It made me believe that the world is bigger, kinder and more beautiful than I’d thought possible. Kindred peels back the labels we all wear to find the people, stories and beating hearts underneath. It’s a book for everyone.”
  • Includes a foreword by anthology editor Michael Earp, resources for queer teens, contributor bios and information about the #LoveOzYA movement.
  • Work from several contributors has been featured on the Australian Curriculum.

About the author

Michael Earp is a bookseller and the editor of Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories. He has passionately worked with Children’s and YA books for more than 16 years. He has a degree in Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Children’s Literature. His writing has appeared in The Victorian Writer and Aurealis. He also established the #AusQueerYA tumblr to coincide with the #LoveOzYA campaign, of which he was previously the Committee Chair. www.michaelearp.net

ISBN: 9781760651299
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
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Release Date: June 1, 2019
Dimensions: 0 x 0mm, 320pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $20.99
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