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Short and Sweet: Short Stories for Teens

What are you looking for in a short story? An introduction to an author's work? Something to tide you over between homework assignments? A story about a specific issue you're facing? Whatever you're looking for, you'll find something here.


This family is driving me crazy : ten stories about surviving your family
This family is driving me crazy : ten stories about surviving your family

A collection of ten stories about how our families drive us crazy, and how we love them anyway.


Geektastic : stories from the nerd herd
Geektastic : stories from the nerd herd

A collection of twenty-nine short stories about geeks.


Places I never meant to be : original stories by censored writers
Places I never meant to be : original stories by censored writers

A collection of short stories accompanied by short essays on censorship by twelve authors whose works have been challenged in the past.


Prom nights from hell
Prom nights from hell

Five short stories about bad prom nights taken to a whole new level--a paranormally bad one.


The beastly bride : tales of the animal people
The beastly bride : tales of the animal people

A collection of eighteen stories and six short poems relating to animal transfiguration legends from around the world, retold and reimagined by various authors. Includes brief biographies, authors' notes, and suggestions for further reading.


You don't even know me : stories and poems about boys
You don't even know me : stories and poems about boys

A collection of short stories and poems about the inner lives of African American teenage boys.


13 : thirteen stories that capture the agony and ecstasy of being thirteen
13 : thirteen stories that capture the agony and ecstasy of being thirteen

Written by some of today's finest writers for young adults, these stories -- by turns funny and sad, wrenching and moving -- truly capture the agony and ecstasy of being thirteen.


How they met, and other stories
How they met, and other stories

A collection of eighteen stories describing the surprises, sacrifices, doubts, pain, and joy of falling in love.


Santa Claus in Baghdad : and other stories about teens in the Arab world
Santa Claus in Baghdad : and other stories about teens in the Arab world


Young warriors : stories of strength
Young warriors : stories of strength

What makes a warrior? This gutsy collection of 15 original short stories compiled by bestselling author Tamora Pierce and anthologist-author Josepha Sherman answers this question with thought, heart, a lot of variety, and an occasional wink.