Catherine Adel West
"When Ruby King's mother is found murdered in their home in Chicago's South Side, the police dismiss it as another act of violence in a black neighborhood. But for Ruby, it's a devastating loss that leaves her on her own with her violent father. While she receives many condolences, her best friend, Layla, is the only one who understands how this puts Ruby in jeopardy. Their closeness is tested when Layla's father, the pastor of their church, demands...
"Sixteen stories celebrating fat teens with bodies of many shapes and from many communities, cultures, races, genders, and orientations in contemporary settings as well as fictional worlds"--