Synopses & Reviews
*A Junior Library Guild Selection*
*A Kirkus Best YA Book of 2018 That Feeds Imaginations*
This anthology explores disability in fictional tales told from the viewpoint of disabled characters, written by disabled creators. With stories in various genres about first loves, friendship, war, travel, and more, Unbroken will offer today's teen readers a glimpse into the lives of disabled people in the past, present, and future.
The contributing authors are award winners, bestsellers, and newcomers including Kody Keplinger, Kristine Wyllys, Francisco X. Stork, William Alexander, Corinne Duyvis, Marieke Nijkamp, Dhonielle Clayton, Heidi Heilig, Katherine Locke, Karuna Riazi, Kayla Whaley, Keah Brown, and Fox Benwell. Each author identifies as disabled along a physical, mental, or neurodiverse axis — and their characters reflect this diversity.
"What makes these protagonists different proves far less relevant than the universal emotions they express." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"For intersectional representations of disabled kids leading complex lives — sometimes painful, sometimes funny, never sentimentally inspirational — a vital collection." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"The stories feature wide variety and high quality, but most importantly, none of the teens at the center of the stories are defined by their disabilities....compassionate, engaging, and masterfully written stories." Booklist (Starred Review)
About the Author
Marieke Nijkamp is the #1 New York Times -bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends. She is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, and geek. She currently resides in her home country, the Netherlands.