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Book Title: Sixteen: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults|
The author of the book: Donald R. Gallo
Edition: Laurel Leaf
The size of the: 873 KB
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Date of issue: July 1st 1985
ISBN 13: 9780440977575
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 5.5
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Have to pause on this because the copy I own is missing pages. It was discouraging to miss the end of a pretty good short story, and it makes me a little worried about reading the rest of it--clearly, the book's a bit delicate. How I wish everything in the world had digital editions. :(
I do want to return to it, though, because every story I've read in it has been enjoyable. Silly, maybe, but a pleasant way to get acquainted with authors of the time. And the M.E. Kerr story included (of course that's why I'm here, of course), about a high-school boy in a world where everyone takes sex for granted but conversation is something that should happen behind closed doors, is still pretty thought-provoking a few decades later.
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Read information about the author"Stories about journeys have interested readers since the beginning of language," says Donald R. Gallo of DESTINATION UNEXPECTED, his critically acclaimed anthology of short stories by prominent writers of young adult fiction. "Arriving at the destination is the goal, certainly, but the experiences during the journey itself are what transform the character. The most important experiences are often those not expected."
With more than a dozen anthologies to his credit, Don Gallo has garnered a reputation as the godfather of YA short stories. He was initially drawn to the genre back in 1980, when he realized that junior and senior high schools across the country taught required units on short stories, but that virtually none of the stories students were asked to read were by authors who wrote specifically for teenagers. His first, ground-breaking anthology of YA short stories, SIXTEEN, featuring some of the top authors in the field, was recognized by the American Library Association as one of the 100 Best Books for Young Adults published between 1966 and 1999. Since then, Don Gallo has edited a number of short story anthologies for teens, including the highly regarded FIRST CROSSING and WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?. Among the numerous awards he has received is the ALAN Award for Outstanding Contributions to Young Adult Literature.
A former junior high school teacher and university professor of English, Don Gallo currently spends his time as an editor, author, workshop presenter, and interviewer of famous authors. He also likes to read, travel, garden, cook, and take photographs. The father of two, he lives with his wife in Solon, Ohio.