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When I Was Your Age, Volume Two: Original Stories About Growing Up

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The award-winning companion to Volume One of WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE--now in paperback

"Tell me a story of when you were little," children everywhere love to ask. In this acclaimed collection, ten award-winning, well-known writers comply by reaching across their own childhoods to those of their readers. Whether telling of growing up in Japan or upstate New York or the Californ
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 18th 2002 by Candlewick Press (first published 1999)
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If I were teaching secondary students to write personal narratives or memoir, I would definitely use this book and some of the stories in it. The stories, by YA authors about their own lives as kids, reflected varying approaches of memoir writing. A part of the book I really liked was that after each story, the author has a short (1-2 pages)explanation of why he/she picked this story to tell and how, as a writer, he/she went about writing it. Part of Jane Yolen's explanation includes this paragr ...more
This volume was much darker than its predecessor. Lots of the stories deal with hard issues or moral ambiguity. I LOVED the story by Rita Williams Garcia and the one by Kyoko Mori.
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Amy Ehrlich is the author of more than thirty books for young readers and is also a winner of The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award for her novel Joyride, which was also chosen Booklist Choice Best Book of the Decade. She lives on a farm in Northern Vermont with her husband and a great many domestic and agricultural animals.
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