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A collection of short fiction and non-fiction written by seventh-grade students, arranged under the headings "Around the Block," "Close to Home," and "Out of This World."
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Since 1985 Merlyn's Pen has published writing by students in grades 6-12. The American Teen Writer Series brings together the best of Merlyn's Pen for the first young adult fiction series written entirely by young adults. Books in the series gather writings on major topics in teen life--growing up, peer pressure, relationships, fitting in (or not fitting in) at school--plus the big themes that jump the lines between age groups: love, war, heroism, the outsider, and finding the self. The American Teen Writer Series features writing in every style and genre: tales of suspense...adventure stories...fantasy and science fiction...humor...realistic fiction.From the Inside Flap:
Young adult literature. What does it mean to you?
Classic titles like Lord of the Flies or Of Mice and Men--books written by adults, for adult readers, that also are studied extensively in high schools?
Books written for teenagers by adult writers admired by teens--like Gary Paulsen, Norma Klein, Paul Zindel?
Shelves and shelves of popular paperbacks about perfect, untroubled, blemish-free kids?
Titles like I Was a Teenage Vampire? Lunch Hour of the Living Dead?
The term "young adult literature" is used to describe a range of exciting literature, but it has never accounted for the stories, poetry, and nonfiction actually written by young adults. African American literature is written by African Americans. Native American stories are penned by Native Americans. The Women's Literature aisle is stocked with books by women. Where are the young adult authors in young adult literature?
Teen authors tell their own stories in Merlyn's Pen: The National Magazine of Student Writing. Back in 1985 the magazine began giving young writers a place for their most compelling work. Seeds were planted. Now, the American Teen Writer Series brings us the bountiful, rich fruit of their labors.
Older readers might be tempted to speak of these authors as potential writers, the great talents of tomorrow. We say: Don't. Their talent is alive and present. Their work is here and now.
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Book Description Soft cover. Condition: Good-. 1995, soft cover, slight edgewear, a few pages have corner creasing, cover has some edgewear, sticker on front cover, B&W illustrations, 142 p. Book. Seller Inventory # 53317
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