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A Gathering of Flowers: Stories About Being Young in America
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harperteen
Publication date July 1, 1992
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780064470827
ISBN-10 0064470822
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.25 by 7 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $6.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
A collection of short stories depicting what it is like to be young in America explores such diverse cultures as urban San Francisco, a Chippewa Indian reservation, and a Latino barrio in Chicago
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A young Chicano family places all its dreams for the future on a golden cockroach.

Children on a Chippewa reservation carve a tribal trickster from a block of ice in the middle of July.

A young black woman with a gift for preaching decides she'll fly on Sunday at the Perfect Peace Baptist Church.

Written by such distinguished authors as Maxine Hong Kingston, Lois Lowry, Gary Soto, and Joyce Carol Thomas, the short stories in this collection are a celebration of diversity--a tribute to the races and cultures that make up America. Here are exquisitely crafted fables and fantasies, surprising turns of plots, intricate patterns, and powerful rhythms that take the reader from rural Oklahoma to a Chicago Latino barrio, from an East Coast neighborhood to urban San Francisco, and beyond. Here are stories that illuminate the glory, the splendor, the achings and failings of young people growing up across the country--and that address what it is truly like to be ethnic and American.

"Readers are treated to the cultural richness of [eleven] stories depicting the frustrations and celebrations of young people in the United States: Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, White Americans, and Japanese Americans." —EJ. "The collection is rich and colorful, containing strong individual voices. A subtle and sophisticated assortment, dominated by an appealing honesty and authenticity." —C.

1991 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780060261733
 
from Harpercollins Childrens Books (October 1, 1990); titled "A Gathering of Flowers: Stories About Being Young in America"
9780060261733 | details & prices | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | List price $14.95
About: A collection of eleven short stories depicting what it is like to be young in America, exploring such diverse cultures as urban San Francisco, a Chippewa Indian reservation, and a Latino barrio in Chicago.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780064470827
 
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Reprint edition from Harperteen (July 1, 1992); titled "A Gathering of Flowers: Stories About Being Young in America"
9780064470827 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.30 lbs | List price $6.99
About: A collection of eleven short stories depicting what it is like to be young in America, exploring such diverse cultures as urban San Francisco, a Chippewa Indian reservation, and a Latino barrio in Chicago.
Library
Book cover for 9780060261740
 
from Harpercollins (November 1, 1990); titled "A Gathering of Flowers: Stories About Being Young in America"
9780060261740 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 1.00 lbs | List price $14.89
About: A collection of eleven short stories depicting what it is like to be young in America, exploring such diverse cultures as urban San Francisco, a Chippewa Indian reservation, and a Latino barrio in Chicago.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606010863
 
from Demco Media (June 1, 1992); titled "A Gathering of Flowers: Stories About Being Young in America"
9780606010863 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.55
About: A collection of eleven short stories depicting what it is like to be young in America, exploring such diverse cultures as urban San Francisco, a Chippewa Indian reservation, and a Latino barrio in Chicago.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780833585639
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 2001)
9780833585639 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.40 lbs | List price $17.20
About: A collection of eleven short stories depicting what it is like to be young in America, exploring such diverse cultures as urban San Francisco, a Chippewa Indian reservation, and a Latino barrio in Chicago.

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