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The Collectors: Stories

By A.S. King & M. T. Anderson &
The Collectors: Stories by A.S. King & M. T. Anderson &  digital book - Fable

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Winner of the 2024 Michael L. Printz Award
A National Bestseller


From Michael L. Printz Award winner A.S. King and an all-star team of contributors including Anna-Marie McLemore and Jason Reynolds, an anthology of stories about remarkable people and their strange and surprising collections.

From David Levithan’s story about a non-binary kid collecting pieces of other people’s collections to Jenny Torres Sanchez's tale of a girl gathering types of fire while trying not to get burned to G. Neri's piece about 1970's skaters seeking opportunities to go vertical—anything can be collected and in the hands of these award-winning and bestselling authors, any collection can tell a story. Nine of the best YA novelists working today have written fiction based on a prompt from Printz-winner A.S. King (who also contributes a story) and the result is itself an extraordinary collection.

M. T. Anderson, e. E. Charlton-Trujillo, A.S. King, David Levithan, Cory McCarthy, Anna-Marie McLemore, G. Neri, Jason Reynolds, Randy Ribay, and Jenny Torres Sanchez have each penned a surprising and provocative tale.

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16 Reviews

3.5
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“HOLY SHIT THIS IS SO GOOD. tbh i sobbed so hard after "A Recording For Carole Before It All Goes" and i will force my friends to read this book”
Believable charactersDiverse charactersMulti-layered charactersAbuseBigotryHomophobiaMisogynyRacismSelf-harmTransphobia
Thinking Face“This made little me who always collected things feel so seen”
Diverse charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully written
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“I really enjoyed most of these stories! I thought the premise of the collection was really interesting and I think that the chosen authors did a great job at meeting the prompt!”
AbuseBigotryTransphobiaViolence

About A.S. King

Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the best YA writers working today,” A.S. King is the author of over a dozen books for young readers. She is the only two-time winner of the Michael L. Printz Award. She is the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She is the recipient of both the Margaret A. Edwards Award and the ALAN Award for her lifetime contributions to young adult literature. King lives with her family in Pennsylvania, where she returned after living on a farm and teaching adult literacy in Ireland for more than a decade.

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