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How Beautiful the Ordinary : Twelve Stories of Identity - Michael Cart

How Beautiful the Ordinary

Twelve Stories of Identity

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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.

Stories of identity / Michael Cart -- A world from the nearly distant past / David Levithan -- Happily ever after / Eric Shanower -- My life as a dog / Ron Koertge -- Trev / Jacqueline Woodson -- My virtual world / Francesca Lia Block -- A dark red love knot / Margo Lanagan -- Fingernail / William Sleator -- Dyke March / Ariel Schrag -- The missing person / Jennifer Finney Boylan -- First time / Julie Anne Peters -- Dear Lang / Emma Donoghue -- The Silk Road runs through Tupperneck, N.H. / Gregory Maguire.

ISBN: 9780061949654
ISBN-10: 0061949655
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 9+
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 6th October 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia