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Big City Cool: Short Stories about Urban Youth

Big City Cool: Short Stories about Urban Youth M. Jerry Weiss & Helen S. Weiss (Editors)

What is is like to grow up in the big city, surrounded by nonstop sizzle and endless opportunity? In these fourteen compelling stories, young people of all backgrounds —from immigrant to native-born, from privileged to the poor—make their way in this glamorous yet risky world. Contributors include T. Ernesto Bethancourt (Upper West Side, New York City), Judith Ortiz Cofor (Paterson, New Jersey), Eugenia Collier (Baltimore), Joseph Geha (Chicago and Brooklyn), Ann Hood (Greenwich Village, New York City), Cherylene Lee (Los Angeles), Paul Many (Cleveland), Walter Dean Myers (Harlem, New York City), John H. Ritter (San Diego), Michael Rosovsky (Boston), Eleanora E. Tate (Morehead Ciry, North Carolina), Neal Shusterman (Las Vegas), Amy Tan (San Francisco), and Sharon Dennis Wyeth (Washington, D.C.). 

About the Editors: 
M. Jerry Weiss and Helen S. Weiss, have compiled numerous other anthologies for young adults, including More Tales Out of School and From One Experience to Another. M. Jerry Weiss is an award-winning educator who has taught English, language arts, and reading in secondary schools and colleges. Helen S. Weiss is a writer and editor. 

Original Trade Paperback/$9.95 (Can $12.99)/ISBN 978-0-89255-278-8/192 pages/ Young Adult Fiction Anthology

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