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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.
Cart's dazzling novel is a potent reminder of the pain and the euphoria that come from growing up and how we remember our family, friends, and first loves.
Bold, innovative, and eclectic--that's Rush Hour,the place for thought-provoking stories, essays, art, and poems from today's most distinguished voices, both established and new. "Bad Boys" is the hard-hitting theme of Volume Two. Here are drifters, pranksters, jocks, rebels, monsters, and heroes living life on the edge. In knockout stories by Jackie Woodson and E. R. Frank, artwork by John O'Brien and Chris Gall, essays by Robert Lypsite and Jack Gantos, and much more, bad boys sometimes play by the rules, often misbehave, but always grab our attention. This second issue solidifies the reputation of this unprecedented, pulsating journal, published twice a year and focused on themes today's readers care about most. "Rush Hour is ... a vehicle for sharp, challenging new writing that aims for a discerning and literate young adult audience the way the best literary magazines have long done for older readers."
Bold, innovative, and eclectic--that's Rush Hour, the place for thought-provoking work from today's most distinguished voices, both established and new. "Face" is the captivating theme of Volume Three, and it goes far beyond skin deep to probe perceptions and reality, secrets and revelations. In Rush Hour: Face, 20 writers and artists peer beneath the masks we wear in public--and in private--with startling results. You'll find striking stories by Aidan Chambers and K. L. Going, poetry by Marc Talbert and Jen Bryant, a graphic story by Eric Shanower, art by Harry Bliss and William Steig, and several rising stars here you won't want to miss. This third issue pushes the boundaries of this unprecedented, pulsating journal, published twice a year and focused on themes today's readers care about most.
Bold, innovative, and eclectic--that's "Rush Hour," the place for thought provoking work from today's most distinguished voices, both established and new.
Intended for teens, Rush Hour tempts readers with 19 stellar contributors interpretations of sin. From the Bible to the big screen, from classrooms to homes, sin is powerful, arresting, and rarely clear-cut.
From humor and drama to fiction on the edge, ten award-winning authors invite readers to view the future through stories with themes as diverse as love, hate, the environment, disease, and the fate of the human race.
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