Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults

By Donald R. Gallo (Editor)

Laurel Leaf Library, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440977575, 179pp.

Publication Date: July 1985

Here are sixteen representative stories for theeighties, written especially for this collection bytoday's best-known writers for teenagers. Theirimpressions radiate through an emotional prism ofhope and hate, love and death, despair and joy, in adiverse yet strikingly unified collection.

About the Author
Although he almost always had a lead role in elementary school plays as well as church pageants, Don Gallo's dramatic interests ended abruptly one Easter Sunday when he was unable to recall a single word from a memorized passage he was attempting to recite at the morning church service. Any theatrical talents he may possess have since been utilized only in English classroom and lecture halls.

Dr. Gallo, who has been a junior high school English teacher and reading specialist, is a professor of English at Central Connecticut State University, where he supervises student teachers and teaches courses in writing and in literature for young adults. He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut.

He has edited three collections of short stories written by Famous writers of books for young adults; Sixteen, Visions, and Connections; and he has written a critical biography of author Richard Peck. His most recent book is a collection of autobiographies of notable young adult authors called Speaking for Ourselves.