J. James Keels
Norma Fox Mazer
Mary Ann Rodman
A stellar line-up of young adult writers examines our relationship with beauty in stories that haunt, amuse, stir, and fascinate.
A beauty queen with a chin-hair problem, an aspiring model who would rather take pictures than be in them, a boy in love with the gorgeous nurse he's never seen, a girl named Beauty who feels like anything but-the teenagers in these dozen stories feel the power of beauty, whether it's to trap, save, torment, or comfort. In an era when image seems to have triumphed over virtue and reason, this timely, discussion-provoking collection asks young readers to think about what is truly beautiful.
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 13 Years|
About the Author
Ann Angel is the author of six author biographies and works of criticism. She graduated from Vermont College's MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program and currently teaches writing at the college level. She lives in Wisconsin.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I don¿t read many short stories these days, and I¿d almost forgotten how enjoyable they can be. I liked the theme of this anthology, too: beauty and our various perceptions, prejudices, and mixed feelings about it. Some stories affected me more than others, but they were all very good, and I liked the variety of voices and situations. I guess the variety of voices was one of the most useful things for me right now, because I¿m trying to figure out how to work with voice and what makes a voice compelling, interesting, unique, engaging, real.
Pretty typical stuff that most kids already have read about. Like yourself, be yourself. Nothing new here.