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How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity

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A girl thought to be a boy steals her sister's skirt, while a boy thought to be a girl refuses to wear a cornflower blue dress. One boy's love of a soldier leads to the death of a stranger. The present takes a bittersweet journey into the past when a man revisits the summer school where he had "an accidental romance." And a forgotten mother writes a poignant letter to the teenage daughter she hasn't seen for fourteen years.

Poised between the past and the future are the stories of now. In nontraditional narratives, short stories, and brief graphics, tales of anticipation and regret, eagerness and confusion present distinctively modern views of love, sexuality, and gender identification. Together, they reflect the vibrant possibilities available for young people learning to love others—and themselves—in today's multifaceted and quickly changing world.

Synopsis:

Some of today's boldest voices in YA fiction offer a modern look at the many definitions of love and relationships, in this collection of 12 stories.

About the Author

Past president of the Young Adult Library Services Association, Michael Cart is a columnist and reviewer for Booklist magazine. He is also the author or editor of nineteen books, including the gay coming-of-age novel My Father's Scar and—with Christine Jenkins—The Heart Has Its Reasons, a critical history of young adult literature with gay/lesbian/queer content. His anthologies include Love and Sex: Ten Stories of Truth and Necessary Noise: Stories about Our Families as They Really Are.

In 2008 he was the first recipient of the YALSA/Greenwood Publishing Group Service to Young Adults Achievement Award, and in 2000 he received the Grolier Foundation Award for his contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by young people. Mr. Cart lives in Columbus, Indiana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061154980
Author:
Cart, Michael
Publisher:
Harper Teen
Author:
Boylan, Jennifer Finney
Author:
Koertge, Ron
Author:
Levithan, David
Author:
Peters, Julie Anne
Author:
Donoghue, Emma
Author:
Sleater, William
Author:
Shanower, Eric
Author:
Block, Francesca Lia
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Social Issues - Homosexuality
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Homosexuality
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Homosexuality
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 8.5 in 21.92 oz
Age Level:
from 14

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