Been There, Done That: Writing Stories from Real Life

Been There, Done That: Writing Stories from Real Life


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ISBN-13: 9780448486727
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 11/03/2015
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Mike Winchell is a veteran English teacher and a secondary education curriculum specialist. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and two children, where he writes middle grade fiction and edits middle grade and young adult anthologies.

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Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Follow the Leader?: The Push and Pull of Peer Pressure

By Gary D. Schmidt 2

By Caroline Starr Rose 19

By Alan Lawrence Sitomer 30

By Claire Legrand 45

If Only…: Dealing with Regret, Guilt, and Sadness

By Julia Alvarez 63

By Linda Sue Park 76

By Lisa Yee 95

I Can't Believe You Did That!: Being Surprised By What Some People Do

By Chris Rylander 109

By Dee Garretson 123

By Nathan Hale 137

Sacrifice: Putting Others First

By Matthew J. Kirby 161

By Tracy Edward Wymer 177

By Jane Yolen 190

By Heidi E. Y. Stemple 192

By Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple 194

Why or Why Not?: Asking Questions About the World Around You

By Adam Rex 209

By Margarita Engle 220

By Kate Messner 231

Things Will Never Be the Same: Dealing with Change

By Rita Williams-Garcia 245

By Grace Lin 258

By Karen Cushman 268

Acknowledgments 281

Authors 284

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