Sangu Mandanna is the author of THE LOST GIRL and the forthcoming trilogy A SPARK OF WHITE FIRE. Born and raised in Bangalore, India, she now lives in the U.K. with her husband, three kids, and has an alarming Netflix addiction. Her upcoming trilogy, A SPARK OF WHITE FIRE, will be published by Sky Pony Press, with the first book coming out in the Fall of 2018.
This modern, groundbreaking YA anthology explores the complexity and beauty of interracial and LGBTQ+ relationships.
Race is an inescapable facet of daily life for millions across the world. Our new political climate has shed light on how divisive the issues surrounding it can become, and how much we still have left to learn. As the number of interracial couples, marriages, and mixed race families grows, it more important than ever to see these relationships on the page.
Young people in interracial relationships and families can feel set apart from those around them. Some of the stories bred from this dynamic are wonderful, others awkward, and yet others traumatic, but all are richly telling. Color Outside the Lines discusses the often difficult, immensely rewarding and sometimes hilarious dynamics of interracial relationships.
Color Outside the Lines brings together diverse, talented YA voices, including Samira Ahmed, Adam Silvera, Anna-Marie McLemore, Lori Lee, and Elsie Chapman, to reflect on interracial relationships. While focusing predominantly on POC voices, the anthology also includes LGBTQ+, religious minority and disability intersectionality, and its stories range in tone and genre, from lighthearted contemporary to darker fantasy.
On Sale Date: November 12, 2019 – Soho Teen