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Mark Oshiro



MARK OSHIRO is the Hugo-nominated writer of the online Mark Does Stuff universe (Mark Reads and Mark Watches), where he analyzes book and TV series. He was the nonfiction editor of Queers Destroy Science Fiction! and the co-editor of Speculative Fiction 2015, and is the President of the Con or Bust Board of Directors. When not writing/recording reviews or editing, Oshiro engages in social activism online and offline. Anger is a Gift is his debut YA contemporary fiction novel.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
 
Non fiction
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Empire of Sand (2018)
(Books of Ambha, book 1)
Tasha Suri
"This is the future of fantasy: rich, complex, unflinching. Empire of Sand is a stunning achievement."
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How to Be Remy Cameron (2019)
Julian Winters
"Reading Remy is like gaining a best friend. Told with empathy, humor, and sincerity, this is an astounding follow-up for Julian Winters. The world needs Remy Cameron, and I, for one, am ready for everyone else to discover just how heartwarming this book is."
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The Stars and the Blackness Between Them (2019)
Junauda Petrus
"The Stars and the Blackness Between Them is a sweeping, heartfelt, and engrossing debut, a story so expertly crafted and beautifully written that you’ll want to return to it again and again. I got lost in the poetic, infectious voices of Audre and Mabel, two teens struggling with their own identities in a world that wants them to be easily categorized. This is THE queer read of 2019, and its final pages will haunt you long afterward. If Petrus is the future of YA (and I sure hope she is), then we are in good hands."
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When You Were Everything (2020)
Ashley Woodfolk
"Digs in to what makes a friend break-up feel life-shattering. Exquisite, intimate, and vulnerable, this story will surely stick with readers long after they finish it."
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Ghost Squad (2020)
Claribel A Ortega
"Ghost Squad manages to be both creepy and heartwarming, fulfilling a need for stories that are both deeply relatable and culturally specific. Highly recommended for kids looking for a spooky read, a whole lot of feelings, and a story they'll not soon forget."
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Darius the Great Deserves Better (2020)
(Darius the Great, book 2)
Adib Khorram
"Khorram manages the impossible: A stunning follow-up to Darius the Great Is Not Okay that stands alone as a masterful exploration of love, grief, and desire. This isn't just a book I needed as a teenager; it's one I need right now."
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Cemetery Boys (2020)
Aiden Thomas
"This stunning debut novel from Thomas is detailed, heart-rending, and immensely romantic. I was bawling by the end of it, but not from sadness: I just felt so incredibly happy that this queer Latinx adventure will get to be read by other kids. Cemetery Boys is necessary: for trans kids, for queer kids, for those in the Latinx community who need to see themselves on the page. Don’t miss this book."
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Never Look Back (2020)
Lilliam Rivera
"Haunting and richly detailed, this is a beautiful re-imagining that will hurt and heal, sometimes on the same page."

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