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On the Fringe by Donald R. Gallo
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May 16, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: glbtq, school-violence-bullying, short-stories, ya
Read in June, 2001

Dedicated “to every kid who has ever been called a hurtful name,” this anthology of short stories was a very welcome read. “Guns for Geeks” by Crutcher is about a teased, mistreated boy who pulls a shotgun on his peers in high school and the effect this has on the survivors. Angela Carter’s “Satyagraha” is about an Indian boy who teaches his classmates how Gandhi dealt with bullies. Jeanie is a tomboy and possibly a lesbian, but definitely different from her peers in “Standing on the Roof Naked” by Francess Lantz. A very good book, particularly for younger students or weaker readers.
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