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Owning It: Stories about Teens with Disabilitiesby Donald R. Gallo
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From an acclaimed anthologist, a stellar collection of stories about teens with disabilities — and the tenacity, spirit, and humor that drive them.
Chris Crutcher takes us on a wild ride through the mind of a teen with ADD, while David Lubars protagonist gets a sobering lesson from his friends. In Gail Giless tale, Brad cant help barking at his classmates but finds understanding when he gives a comical (and informative) presentation to his entire school. And Robert Lipsyte introduces us to an elite task force whose number-one enemy is cancer. Whether their disabilities are physical or psychological, the subjects of these powerful short stories — written by ten outstanding young adult authors — meet every day with wit, intelligence, and courage.
Ten authors of young adult fiction contribute to this stellar collection of stories about teens with physical or psychological disabilities, and the tenacity, spirit, and humor that drive them.
About the Author
Donald R. Gallo is the nations foremost anthologist of short stories for young people and a recipient of the ALAN Award for outstanding contributions to young adult literature. Among his award-winning anthologies are WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?, DESTINATION UNEXPECTED, and FIRST CROSSING. He lives in Solon, Ohio.
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