A collection of twelve original short stories by top authors exploring real issues for real teens.
Through prose and comics alike, these heart-pounding short stories ask hard questions about a range of topics from sexuality and addiction to violence and immigration. Here is the perfect tool for starting tough discussions or simply as an introduction to realistic literary fiction. In turns funny, thought-provoking, and heartbreaking, I See Reality will resonate with today's teens long after the last page has been turned.
Contributing authors include Jay Clark, Kristin Clark, Heather Demetrios, Stephen Emond, Patrick Flores-Scott, Faith Hicks, Trisha Leaver, Kekla Magoon, Marcella Pixley, James Preller, Jason Schmidt, and Jordan Sonnenblick.
"In 'Blackbird,' (authored by Trisha Leaver) Lilly wants to be more than “the sister of the crazy kid who had shot his girlfriend in the hallway,” and a new friend helps her to find her voice in a story both poignant and hopeful." ~Kirkus
Tackling feelings—from grief to joy, from sorrow to hope, and from loss to love—this short story collection portrays real emotions of teenagers in real-life situations...With authors as diverse as Heather Demetrios, Trisha Leaver, Kekla Magoon, and Jordan Sonnenblick, this collection unflinchingly addresses subjects such as sexuality, abortion, addiction, school shootings, and abuse. VERDICT From beginning to end, this is a compelling work that looks at the reality teens are faced with today. ~SLJ