How Beautiful the Ordinary

Twelve Stories of Identity

by Michael Cart, Francesca Lia Block, David Levithan, Ron Koertge, Eric Shanower, Julie Anne Peters, Jennifer Finney Boylan, William Sleater, Emma Donoghue

On Sale: 10/06/2009

How Beautiful the Ordinary

Twelve Stories of Identity

by Michael Cart, Francesca Lia Block, David Levithan, Ron Koertge, Eric Shanower, Julie Anne Peters, Jennifer Finney Boylan, William Sleater, Emma Donoghue

On Sale: 10/06/2009

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About the Book

A girl thought to be a boy steals her sister's skirt, while a boy thought to be a girl refuses to wear a cornflower blue dress. One boy's love of a soldier leads to the death of a stranger. The present takes a bittersweet journey into the past when a man revisits the summer school where he had "an accidental romance." And a forgotten mother writes a poignant letter to the teenage daughter she hasn't seen for fourteen years.

Poised between the past and the future are the stories of now. In nontraditional narratives, short stories, and brief graphics, tales of anticipation and regret, eagerness and confusion present distinctively modern views of love, sexuality, and gender identification. Together, they reflect the vibrant possibilities available for young people learning to love others—and themselves—in today's multifaceted and quickly changing world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061154980
  • ISBN 10: 0061154989
  • Imprint: HarperTeen
  • On Sale: 10/06/2009
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Short Stories
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBT
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / General (see also headings under Family)

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