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Daniel José Older is the New York Times bestselling author of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from Penguin’s Roc Books and the Young Adult novel Shadowshaper (Scholastic, 2015), a New York Times Notable Book of 2015, which was shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature, the Andre Norton Award, the Locus, the Mythopoeic Award, the International Latino Book Award, and named one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read. He co-edited the Locus and World Fantasy nominated anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History. His short stories and essays have appeared in the Guardian, NPR, Tor.com, Salon, BuzzFeed, and the anthologies The Fire This Time and Mothership: Tales Of Afrofuturism An ...more

                Here are the stories and essays I published in 2015, divided by which category they’re eligible for in […]
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Shadowshaper (Shadowshaper,...

3.83 avg rating — 4,268 ratings — published 2015 — 12 editions
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Half-Resurrection Blues (Bo...

3.58 avg rating — 1,649 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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Midnight Taxi Tango (Bone S...

4.19 avg rating — 537 ratings — published 2016 — 5 editions
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Salsa Nocturna: Stories

4.31 avg rating — 465 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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Ghost Girl in the Corner (S...

4.43 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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Battle Hill Bolero (Bone St...

4.21 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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Ginga

3.91 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Kia and Gio

3.67 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Anyway: Angie

3.91 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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“Crazy. It was the same word María and Tía Rosa flung at Grandpa Lázaro. The same word anyone said when they didn't understand something. "Crazy" was a way to shut people up, disregard them entirely.”
Daniel José Older, Shadowshaper

“Maybe the word hasn’t been invented yet – that thing beyond diversity. We often define movements by what they’re against, but the final goal is greater than the powers it dismantles, deeper than any statistic. It’s something like equity – a commitment to harvesting a narrative language so broad it has no face, no name.”
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“A scar isn't about the injury, it's about the healing.”
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“Make up a story... For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don't tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief's wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear's caul.”
Toni Morrison, The Nobel Lecture In Literature, 1993

“It’s a whole other kind of sorcery—pulling the pieces of a shattered heart back together, and it’s one I know nothing about.”
Daniel José Older, Half-Resurrection Blues

“Bennie's corner of Brooklyn looked different every time Sierra passed through it. She stopped at the corner of Washington Avenue and St. John's Place to take in the changing scenery. A half block from where she stood, she'd skinned her knee playing hopscotch while juiced up on iceys and sugar drinks. Bennie's brother, Vincent, had been killed by the cops on the adjacent corner, just a few steps from his own front door. Now her best friend's neighborhood felt like another planet. The place Sierra and Bennie used to get their hair done had turned into a fancy bakery of some kind, and yes, the coffee was good, but you couldn't get a cup for less than three dollars. Plus, every time Sierra went in, the hip, young white kid behind the counter gave her either the don't-cause-no-trouble look or the I-want-to-adopt-you look. The Takeover (as Bennie had dubbed it once) had been going on for a few years now, but tonight its pace seemed to have accelerated tenfold. Sierra couldn't find a single brown face on the block. It looked like a late-night frat party had just let out; she was getting funny stares from all sides--as if she was the out-of-place one, she thought. And then, sadly, she realized she was the out-of-place one.”
Daniel José Older, Shadowshaper

“It’s really nice to meet you, sir. You drive like a wild maniac, and I respect that.”
Daniel José Older, Shadowshaper

“Crazy. It was the same word María and Tía Rosa flung at Grandpa Lázaro. The same word anyone said when they didn't understand something. "Crazy" was a way to shut people up, disregard them entirely.”
Daniel José Older, Shadowshaper

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