Take the Stairs (Paperback)

By Karen Krossing

Second Story Press, 9781896764764, 183pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2003

List Price: 9.95*
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Behind each tightly locked apartment door at rundown 64 Wilnut Street lie the hidden stories of the inhabitants. There is David, who tries to talk to his father's ghost, and Jennifer, who flirts with men she does not want. Asim, who faces hatred directed against his Muslim family, and Allie, who spends the night on suicide watch over her depressed mother. These intimate stories reveal the troubles and hopes of thirteen teenagers as they struggle to turn obstacles into opportunities and make their way in the larger world.