On the Fringe

(Book - 2001 )
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On the Fringe

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In every school at every grade, there's a pecking order among students -- an in crowd and those outside it, who are often ridiculed mercilessly for the "crime" of being different. This powerful anthology explores the teen outsider experience in electrifying, never-before-published stories by eleven of today's most acclaimed YA authors. A tomboy finds the relief of self-expression through her music, while in another tale a relentless bully tests the faith of an intensely religious girl. A cheerleader discovers that the true soul of her school can't be found within the cool clique; a football player finally stands up for a harassed fellow student; and a boy watches in horror as the school "freak" marches into his classroom with a loaded rifle. Offering insights into popularity and peer pressure, nonconformity and persecution, acceptance and hate, these riveting, provocative tales will leave readers thinking and start them talking.
Title: On the Fringe
Publisher: New York : Dial Books, 2001
Characteristics: 224 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Donald R. Gallo
Contents: Geeks bearing gifts / Ron Koertge
Great expectations / M.E. Kerr
Shortcut / Nancy Werlin
Through a window / Angela Johnson
Muzak for Prozac / Jack Gantos
Standing on the roof naked / Francess Lantz
Mrs Noonan / Graham Salisbury
WWJD / Will Weaver
Satyagraha / Alden R. Carter
A letter from the fringe / Joan Bauer
Guns for geeks / Chris Crutcher
Additional Contributors: Gallo, Donald R.
ISBN: 0803726562
Branch Call Number: y ON
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Short stories Juvenile fiction Schools Juvenile fiction Children's stories, American High schools Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Short stories
Children's stories, American
High schools
LCCN: 00040521
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