Taking OffComng-of-Age Stories by American Teen Writers
$9.95 each for 20 or more
The classic coming-of-age theme is addressed here by teen authors themselves. Nominated by ALA as a Best Book for Young Adults in 1996. Selected by The New York Public Library as a Book for the Teen Age.
Features 14 stories, including:
“The View from Downstairs” by John Peters, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL.
All of Jason’s friends have girlfriends—and they like to brag about their “dates.” Is he a loser because he cares about getting to know a girl? A realistic look at adolescent peer pressure, written from a boy’s point of view.
“Frostee” by Roper Cleland, Greenwood High School, Greenwood, SC.
Maybe she courts pain because it’s all part of the drama, like wearing black leather and smoking. But does pain become real when she hurts a friend?
“Fish Summer” by Michael Lim, American International School, Vienna, Austria.
Pressure at school, fighting at home. A boy finds peace
in nature, but learns that nature itself can also be harsh.
Code: Available at Amazon
Page Count: 144 pp.
Cover: sturdy softcover
Size: 5 1/4" x 8"