Skin Deep and Other Teenage Reflections presents a powerful-but-playful portrait of urban teens, especially teens of color, that is at once rife with contemporary issues and the timeless woes of high school. From troubled families, racism in the streets, and depression in the mirror, to cafeteria mystery meat, ill-fitting gym suits, and boy-girl obsession, to the joys of graduation, sports triumphs and personal achievement, Medearis writes with wry humor and a direct honesty that young readers immediately identify with. Excellent for use with younger teen creative writing classes and to engage readers in discussion of issues they will recognize from their own lives.I knew when to yield, when to stop, how to signal, and all that stuff. Then came the drivera#39;s test. I was so nervous I could ... Everything was going pretty good, but then he asked me to parallel park. I hate parallel parking. I can never get it right.
|Title||:||Skin Deep and Other Teenage Reflections|
|Publisher||:||Wings Press - 2014-01-01|