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Today's Special: Short Stories for Teens
I love short stories. I use them for teaching and I also like reading them for fun. Part of why I like them so much is that you get a whole story--beginning, middle and end--in one small package. You can read the whole thing in one sitting and don't have to wait until next time to find out what happens. For someone like me who reads book endings compulsively, short stories are the perfect solution.
The only problem is, it's nearly impossible to find short stories written for teens because there are very few venues that publish them. I have managed to find a few anthologies especially for teen literature. Here are some of the ones I've read recently.
But never fear, there are more places where you can find great teen literature and Ghenet will be telling you about one of the coolest ones on her blog. So zoom over there right now and read all about it!
Want to hear more about the AWESOME that's happening in teen literature? Fellow barista, Ghenet gives the details on her blog: All About Them Words. Check it out, then tell us places where you've discovered short stories for teens.