All Out

All Out

The No-longer-secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages

Book - 2018
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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 a world where queer figures live, love and shape the world round them.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, [2018]
Characteristics: 353 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781335470454
133547045X
Call Number: TEEN 813.0108 ALL

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A collection of short stories offering a new spin on some of the classics of history, and introducing some new stories about LGBTQIA+ teens.

Peruse historical fiction from as far back as 1300 up to the 21st century, including a tale featuring a transgender Robin Hood. Being queer isn’t necessarily easy, but there can be adventure, love, and maybe even self-discovery.

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JeffcoTeens Dec 13, 2017

This collection of short stories puts a twist on some of the classics of history but also introduces some new stories about LGBTQIA+ teens.

An anthology of short stories telling tales of queer teens through the ages.


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emilykinasz
Jan 08, 2021

one of my favorite books in a while

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derikam
Sep 08, 2020

Short and sweet. All of the stories have a happy ending which is what I think you want from a book like this.

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lstone216
Jul 07, 2020

This book is fantastic! It has excellent LGBTQIA+ representation throughout and includes a variety of genres. Definitely a well-curated collection from a phenomenal group of authors!

IndyPL_ShannonO Sep 19, 2019

I couldn't put this book down! So many talented YA writers have contributed to this great collection of LGBTQ+ short stories. It was truly a wonderful read! If you're a fan of historical fiction, you will love this book since every story in this book is one - with a few elements of fantasy thrown in here and there like Roja written by Anna-Marie McLemore and The Inferno & the Butterfly by Shaun David Hutchinson. All in all a great read!

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stepha89
May 25, 2019

Had a good range of stories covering queer experiences, but I wish there'd been more historical eras and regions covered.

JCLHebahA Sep 24, 2018

Very solid contributors list in this collection, with a solid collection of stories. However, while there's some range in experiences, the majority of them are American and European centered, and for a collection with "Throughout the Ages" in the subtitle, it contains a significant quantity of 20th century stories, which seems a bit at odds with its purpose.

ArapahoeBridget Jun 28, 2018

Amazing bite sized stories that run the gamut from fluffy and funny to magical and mysterious. Also, a perfect choice if you love reading fanfiction!

LPL_KateG May 25, 2018

@LPL_KimberlyL recommended this awesome short story collection to me, and it was a hit! The premise of writing fairy-tale-esque stories from a young queer and/or trans* perspective is really interesting, and I loved all of the different directions that the authors took.

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kygrey
May 16, 2018

An incredible collection of stories about ace people, lesbians, bi folks, trans folks and so much more! I loved the historical fiction as well as some elements with fantasy. There is definitely a story in here for everyones's taste.

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crayolabee
Apr 23, 2018

This fantastic collection of short stories is very diverse with amazing writing. Characters are not just lesbian and gay, but bi, trans, genderqueer, and even gloriously unashamedly asexual. Like every short story collection, it had a few stories I didn't connect with as much, but overall, this is an outstanding addition to the canon of LGBTQ+ literature for young people. (The emphasis on #ownvoices authors really helps this particular anthology to shine out above the rest.)

Recommended strongly, especially for fans of historical fiction featuring gender and sexual minorities, like The Gentleman's Guide to Vice & Virtue or Silhouette of a Sparrow.

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