Seventeen original short stories by award-winning writers about young adults from diverse ethnic backgrounds illustrate their concerns about friendship and prejudice, expectations and disappointments, connections and confrontations, and other similar issues.
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Here are seventeen original short stories that reflect young adults' views on friendships and prejudice, expectations and disappointments, and connections and confrontations.From Kirkus Reviews:
Gallo weighs in with his cross-cultural anthology: 17 never- before-published tales from the likes of Julius Lester, Linda Crew, Brenda Wilkinson, Jean Davies Okimoto, and Rita Williams-Garcia. The teenagers here may be Asian, Chicano, First American, African- American, or even (in Elsa Marston's ``Rima's Song'') Lebanese and Palestinian, but their experiences are universal. Dupree is outraged when he sees the deductions from his very first paycheck (``Mutha FICA!''); Lucinda, a lonely Cuban refugee, finds both a stray dog and a friend; Maria is dazzled--but not too dazzled to say no--when luscious Frankie Galvan takes her for a ride. Many break stereotypes (to new student Ngo Huynh Phuong: ``Hey, you speak pretty good English.'' ``I don't see why not--I was born in Los Angeles'') or struggle with conflicts between traditional and new American values; others face, or fall before, challenges, from young motherhood and drug addiction to saving a beached whale or coping with a smothering godmother. Gallo opens with an essay on whether authors can or should write about cultures other than their own and appends a thumbnail biography to each story. Diverse, thought-provoking, and consistently well-written. (Short Stories. 11-18) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Delacorte Press, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0385310803
Book Description Delacorte Press, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110385310803