First Sightings: Contemporary Stories About American Youth

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"With its gamut of emotions, issues and real-life situations, this volume provides high quality reading that all Americans can identify with."―Publishers Weekly

Twenty stories, arranged by age of the protagonists, from 4 to 18. Contributors include Barbara Kingsolver, John Updike, Ethan Canin, Ernest J. Gaines, Gish Jen, Alice Walker, Michael Chabon, Toni Cade Bambara, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Roth, and more.

About the Author: John Loughery is the author of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize finalist John Sloan: Painter and Rebel and has edited the anthologies First Sightings: Contemporary Stories of American Youth, Into the Widening World: International Coming-of-Age Stories, and The Eloquent Essay: An Anthology of Classic & Creative Nonfiction. He teaches English at the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City.

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