I Wish You All the Best
A 2019 Junior Library Guild Selection
& IndieBound Bestseller
"Heartfelt, romantic, and quietly groundbreaking. This book will save lives." — Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
"Both a window into a deeply human and beautifully complex experience, and a mirror reflecting some of the simplest, yet most powerful desires of the heart, I Wish You All the Best is a beacon of hope in a broken world. We all need this book." —Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin
"A powerful illustration of the ways that compassion and love can overcome intolerance." — Publishers Weekly
When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they're thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents' rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile in a new school.
But Ben's attempts to survive the last half of senior year unnoticed are thwarted when Nathan Allan, a funny and charismatic student, decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan's friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change, and what started as a disastrous turn of events looks like it might just be a chance to start a happier new life.
At turns heartbreaking and joyous, I Wish You All the Best is both a celebration of life, friendship, and love, and a shining example of hope in the face of adversity.
The Other F Word: A Celebration of the Fat Fierce, Edited by Angie Manfredi
The definitive collection of art, poetry, and prose, celebrating fat acceptance. With contributions from Lily Anderson, David Bowles, Mason Deaver, Alex Gino, Jiji Knight, Miguel M. Morales, Julie Murphy, Renée Watson, and many more!
Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus-size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories. 'The (Other) F Word combines personal essays, prose, poetry, fashion tips, and art to create a relatable and attractive guide about body image and body positivity. This YA crossover anthology is meant for people of all sizes who desire to be seen and heard in a culture consumed by a narrow definition of beauty.
By combining the talents of renowned fat YA and middle-grade authors, as well as fat influencers and creators, The (Other) F Word offers teen readers and activists of all ages a guide for navigating our world with confidence and courage.
Available September 24th, 2019