20 books you’ll absolutely want to binge at the beach this summer

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Fresh Ink – Lamar Giles

Put together by Lamar Giles and We Need Diverse BooksFresh Ink is an anthology of young adult stories dedicated to ensuring that readers are able to find themselves in the pages of their favorite works. Written by some of the most beloved authors of the genre, each story features diverse perspectives that just don’t get enough attention in media.

Told in a variety of formats, including short stories, graphic novels, and even a short play, the tales in Fresh Ink encourage readers to “break conventions, bend the rules, and color outside the lines.” They’re also short and sweet, though they cover relevant and sometimes heavy topics.

Fans of novels like The Hate U Give and Dear Martin are sure to appreciate this collection, as are readers that enjoyed Queens of Geek and You’re Welcome, Universe. There is truly something in this book for every person, whether it’s the opportunity to see themselves reflected in the pages or the chance to view life from a fresh, new perspective.

Given the importance of this release, it’s not one readers will want to miss. Fresh Ink hits shelves August 14, and it’s one of those books you’ll want to grab immediately.

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Luckily, you are currently looking for books to read at the beach. Which of these 20 titles has you most excited?