Where We Are, What We See: Poems, Stories, Essays, and Art from the Best Young Writers and Artists in America

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The Best Young Writers and Artists in America, drawn from the 2002, 2003, and 2004 winners of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

The best and the brightest -- startling stories, poetry, essays, reportage, and artwork from across America, care of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. YOU ARE HERE, THIS IS NOW II is the definitive anthology of young writers and artists.

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Overview

The Best Young Writers and Artists in America, drawn from the 2002, 2003, and 2004 winners of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

The best and the brightest -- startling stories, poetry, essays, reportage, and artwork from across America, care of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. YOU ARE HERE, THIS IS NOW II is the definitive anthology of young writers and artists.

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Editorial Reviews

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SLJ LEVITHAN, David, ed. Where We Are, What We See: Poems, Stories, Essays, and Art from the Best Young Writers and Artists in America. 220p. photos. reprods. Scholastic/Push. 2005. pap. $7.99. ISBN 0-439-73646-3. LC number unavailable.
Gr 7 Up–Composed of artistic submissions by middle and high school students, this book is a knockout. The content is often heavy with the weight of adult situations that these young people face. Such is our world. Yet the literary work, compositionally, is aesthetically lovely and filled with the candor of youth. “Living Like That” offers a take on the confused emotional state of growing up in and out of war-torn Jerusalem, while “I Kept Looking” is a reflection on the effects of living through the trauma of 9/11. This book will be well used as peer examples, motivating students to step up and celebrate their own artistic talents. As one young writer puts it, “Reading a well-written book sometimes puts me into a state removed from the larger reality but awed by what I just finished.”–Alison Follos, North Country School, Lake Placid, NY VOYA Award-winning work from today's young adults should come as no surprise, but here is a collection that catches the reader through its competence and impact. The nearly sixty entries of essays, stories, and poetry along with photography and art range from tragic to wistful, contemporary teen oeuvre to picturing the sensitive kids one wishes that they all could be. The middle and high school authors and artists are winners of the 2002, 2003, and 2004 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. They clearly reflect the diversity of lives and lifestyles of today's young adults. The writers respond to the deaths of friends, families, strangers; they remember childhood indiscretions; they present the simplest and most complex of life events. As the editor states, these authors and artists are engaged in the world around them. . . . They have both insight and the ability to convey this insight. Some of the writing is raw and shocking, depicting a world one wishes that they did not see, but the authors' perceptions and reactions allow the reader to believe that there will be a befitting future. Other selections reveal feelings that have grown older and wiser through experience. The visual artists blend reality and imagination with emotion, letting each viewer take what they will-as all art does. Readers will be able to identify with these stories-if not for themselves, then for people they have known. They are likely to spend some time thinking about them. This collection would be an excellent model for writing classes.-Patricia Morrow.

Kliatt Olivia Durant (KLIATT Review, January 2006 (Vol. 40, No. 1))
The work of several winners of the 2002-2004 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is collected here in one volume. The writers are all students in middle school and high school. Among the poetry, stories, essays, and art, the reader will quickly discover that no two teens are alike. Though they have many of the same concerns and questions, they all have distinct voices, showcased nicely in this collection. There is something for everyone among the selections, and some pieces show great talent. One particularly fine story, entitled "Lifethreads," tells the tale of Analya, who grows up in a society similar to the one in Lowry's The Giver, or Tamora Pierce's Circle of Magic series. She has a talent for weaving, and is trained in its intricacies, not yet realizing that her weaving magic can decide whether someone lives or dies. The essay, "What Cancer Meant," is a heartbreaking yet uplifting work about a young woman's father dying of cancer, and how they are able to connect after he dies. Teens will enjoy reading the writings of others their own age. The authors come from many different cultures and parts of the US, making this a truly diverse body of work. This collection is recommended for public and school libraries,

KLIATT
The work of several winners of the 2002-2004 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is collected here in one volume. The writers are all students in middle school and high school. Among the poetry, stories, essays, and art, the reader will quickly discover that no two teens are alike. Though they have many of the same concerns and questions, they all have distinct voices, showcased nicely in this collection. There is something for everyone among the selections, and some pieces show great talent. One particularly fine story, entitled "Lifethreads," tells the tale of Analya, who grows up in a society similar to the one in Lowry's The Giver, or Tamora Pierce's Circle of Magic series. She has a talent for weaving, and is trained in its intricacies, not yet realizing that her weaving magic can decide whether someone lives or dies. The essay, "What Cancer Meant," is a heartbreaking yet uplifting work about a young woman's father dying of cancer, and how they are able to connect after he dies. Teens will enjoy reading the writings of others their own age. The authors come from many different cultures and parts of the US, making this a truly diverse body of work. This collection is recommended for public and school libraries, although it does contain some offensive language. KLIATT Codes: JS--Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2005, Scholastic, Push, 220p., Ages 12 to 18.
—Olivia Durant
VOYA
Award-winning work from today's young adults should come as no surprise, but here is a collection that catches the reader through its competence and impact. The nearly sixty entries of essays, stories, and poetry along with photography and art range from tragic to wistful, contemporary teen oeuvre to picturing the sensitive kids one wishes that they all could be. The middle and high school authors and artists are winners of the 2002, 2003, and 2004 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. They clearly reflect the diversity of lives and lifestyles of today's young adults. The writers respond to the deaths of friends, families, strangers; they remember childhood indiscretions; they present the simplest and most complex of life events. As the editor states, these authors and artists "are engaged in the world around them. . . . They have both insight and the ability to convey this insight.o Some of the writing is raw and shocking, depicting a world one wishes that they did not see, but the authors' perceptions and reactions allow the reader to believe that there will be a befitting future. Other selections reveal feelings that have grown older and wiser through experience. The visual artists blend reality and imagination with emotion, letting each viewer take what they will-as all art does. Readers will be able to identify with these stories-if not for themselves, then for people they have known. They are likely to spend some time thinking about them. This collection would be an excellent model for writing classes. VOYA CODES: 4Q 3P M J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9;Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2005, PUSH/Scholastic, 220p., Trade pb. Ages 11 to 18.
—Patricia Morrow
Children's Literature
This beautifully written anthology of short stories, poems, essays, and art demonstrates the talent young people throughout the United States. Gifted adolescents' work was chosen " . . . from the hundreds of winners of the 2002, 2003, and 2004 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards." Realistic, contemporary problems and situations that young people face today are dramatically portrayed through the various genres of writing. Students of all ages will be able to relate to the scenarios created by these young authors. There is a nice balance of poetry, short stories, essays and modern art throughout the anthology which draws the reader into their writing. Some may find comfort—certainly relevance—and perhaps release from a burden just knowing that someone else "out there" has walked in their shoes. 2005, Push/Scholastic, Ages 12 up.
—Joe Ann Hinrichs
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Composed of artistic submissions by middle and high school students, this book is a knockout. The content is often heavy with the weight of adult situations that these young people face. Such is our world. Yet the literary work, compositionally, is aesthetically lovely and filled with the candor of youth. "Living Like That" offers a take on the confused emotional state of growing up in and out of war-torn Jerusalem, while "I Kept Looking" is a reflection on the effects of living through the trauma of 9/11. This book will be well used as peer examples, motivating students to step up and celebrate their own artistic talents. As one young writer puts it, "Reading a well-written book sometimes puts me into a state removed from the larger reality but awed by what I just finished."-Alison Follos, North Country School, Lake Placid, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439736466
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Pages: 288
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 6.98 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

David Levithan
David Levithan
David Levithan has said that with Boy Meets Boy, he "set out to write the book that I dreamed of getting as an editor -- a book about gay teens that doesn't conform to the old norms about gay teens in literature." According to the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program -- and his rabid readers of all ages -- he's succeeded.

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In our interview with Levithan, he shared some fun factoids with us:

"This book started out as a Valentine story I sent to friends; I've done that for the past 15 years, and this one happened to turn into a novel."

"Since January 1, 2001, I've taken a photograph every day, part of a New Year's resolution that shows no signs of stopping."

"My friend Kristin and I decorate each other's offices for our birthdays, and as a result I am surrounded by a year's worth of small celebrations, from mobiles to woodcuts of the Eiffel Tower to (this year's decoration) photos from my childhood.

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    1. Hometown:
      Hoboken, New Jersey
    1. Date of Birth:
      1972
    2. Place of Birth:
      New Jersey
    1. Education:
      B.A., Brown University, 1994

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2008

    Inappropriate content for middle school students

    This book was a sad disappointment. I ordered it to use with an art and writing unit for middle school students, thinking it would provide valuable examples of good student writing and art. However, what I found were sexually explicit poems, stories and essays which could never be used with impressionable 12-14 year olds. I wish the critics would have given some inkling of the nature of the writing BEFORE I purchased 3 copies to use.

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