We Are Quiet, We Are Loud: The Best Young Writers in American
  • We Are Quiet, We Are Loud: The Best Young Writers in American
  • We Are Quiet, We Are Loud: The Best Young Writers in American

We Are Quiet, We Are Loud: The Best Young Writers in American

by David Levithan
     
 

Chosen from tens of thousands of entries to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, PUSH is proud to present the best young writers and artists in America. Some show us the world with quiet force. Others yell. There is anger in these pages, as well as love. There is clarity, as well as confusion. And there is hope. Hope that things can sometimes be fixed. Hope that… See more details below

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Chosen from tens of thousands of entries to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, PUSH is proud to present the best young writers and artists in America. Some show us the world with quiet force. Others yell. There is anger in these pages, as well as love. There is clarity, as well as confusion. And there is hope. Hope that things can sometimes be fixed. Hope that eventually high school will end, Hope that a new generation of writers can use their quiet and their noise to make an undeniable mark. Listen to what they have to say -- and see what they can do.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 10 Up

This anthology consists of 17 stories, 19 essays, 21 poems, and 34 photos of works of art done in various media. The written pieces range from two words (literally) to 18 pages in length, and their themes are familiar to adolescent literature: friendships made and lost, romantic (usually sexual) angst, and issues of divorced and/or abusive parents. Other entries, however, go beyond the world of average American adolescence. For instance, the poem "Mama Always Says" expresses the admiration a young girl has for her mother, one of the "underpaid black women of apron slavery," who, despite her hard work as a domestic, manages to impart to her daughter the joy of living. The essay "The Truth About the Bug" tells of the anger felt by a teenage Muslim coming to terms with the fact that she was genitally mutilated as a child. "The 27 Remaining" transports readers to Molokai where, seeing the remnants of the one-time leper colony, a woman brings closure to the pain she felt from being separated from her disease-ridden mother. All of the selections, though vastly different stylistically, are exceptionally well written. Their language is sometimes raw, and their vocabulary is always strong and geared to mature readers. The artwork, too, presents themes of personal reflection, inviting observers to comment upon feelings instilled by the often-unusual images. The volume concludes with an explanation of the awards, a call for submissions, and a listing of other "Push" titles. The anthology will provide much fodder for discussion, and it is sure to spark interest for creative writers and budding artists alike.-Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan, formerly at LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545033992
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Series:
Best Young Writers And Artists In Americ
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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