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America Street: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories
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Publication Date: 1993-01-17
This unique anthology for young readers has fourteen short stories about growing up in a diverse society. Written by top American authors, this book features young people in a wide variety of races living in cities and rural areas, facing realities of life, and trying to make a place for themselves.
Welcome to America Street, where every story is as vital and unique as the friends, neighbors, and relatives we encounter every day. Here are fourteen stories about young people told by some of America's best storytellers: Duane Big Eagle, Toni Cade Bambara, Robert Cormier, Langston Hughes, Gish Jen, Francisco Jiménez, Mary K. Mazotti, Nicholasa Mohr, Toshio Mori, Leslie Namioka, Naomi Shihab Nye, Grace Paley, Gary Soto, and Michele Wallace.
Table of Contents:
The journey / Duane Big Eagle -- Raymond's run / Toni Cade Bambara -- The circuit / Francisco Jimenez -- The wrong lunch line / Nicholasa Mohr -- The loudest voice / Grace Paley -- Thank you m'am / Langston Hughes -- The all-American slurp / Lensey Namioka -- The no-guitar blues / Gary Soto -- Sixth grade / Michele Wallace -- President Cleveland, where are you / Robert Cormier -- Business at eleven / Toshio Mori -- La ciramella / Mary K. Mazotti -- The white umbrella / Gish Jen -- Hamadi / Naomi Shihab Nye