Take the Mic is edited by Bethany Morrow and is an anthology of fictional short stories, poems, prose and art that reflect a slice of the varied and limitless ways that readers like you resist every day. Take the Mic's powerful collection of stories features work by literary luminaries and emerging talent alike, including Newbery-winner Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestseller Samira Ahmed, anthologist and contributor Bethany C. Morrow, Darcie Little Badger (Lipan Apache), Keah Brown, Laura Silverman, L.D. Lewis, Sofia Quintero, Ray Stoeve, Yamile Mendez, and Connie Sun, with cover and interior art by Richie Pope. An excerpt from Homecoming: “Hóóyíí, Shizhách’i’íí ashíí Shitsiłki’ii!” I boomed. “My name is Grace. Like my mama, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and great-great-grandmothers, I am Lipan Apache. To my Native siblings, mínì’ níáá dààgó̱ó̱t́í!”. I paused to look every Bring-Back-the-Braves protester in the eye. “My humanity,” I continued, “is not up for debate. Xásteyo.” Xásteyo means thank you. Dr. Darcie Little Badger has written "Grace" and "Homecoming" and they are Highly Recommended (AICL).