From an acclaimed anthologist, a collection of stories about teens with disabilities--and the tenacity, spirit, and humor that drive them.
Chris Crutcher takes us on a wild ride through the mind of a teen with ADD, while David Lubar's protagonist gets a sobering lesson from his friends. In Gail Giles's tale, Brad can't help barking at his classmates but finds understanding when he gives a comical (and informative) presentation to his entire school. And Robert Lipsyte introduces us to an elite task force whose number-one enemy is cancer. Whether their disabilities are physical or psychological, the subjects of these powerful short stories--written by ten outstanding young adult authors--meet every day with wit, intelligence, and courage.
12 years up. 224 pages. 2008