Unbroken: Book summary and reviews of Unbroken by Marieke Nijkamp

Unbroken

13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens

by Marieke Nijkamp

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Unbroken by Marieke Nijkamp
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2018
    320 pages
    Genre: Short Stories/Essays

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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.

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A Junior Library Guild Selection

"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. Teens disappointed by the lack of nuanced depictions of disability in YA fiction will cheer for these compassionate, engaging, and masterfully written stories." - Booklist

"Starred Review. For intersectional representations of disabled kids leading complex lives - sometimes painful, sometimes funny, never sentimentally inspirational - a vital collection." - Kirkus

"Fans of every genre will find someone to root for in this collection focused on disabled heroes and heroines." - Seventeen Magazine

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Marieke Nijkamp

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.

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