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Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America



edited by
Nora Shalaway Carpenter

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Candlewick
Imprint
Print
ISBN
9781536212105
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Moderate Language , Sexual Content: Contact Between Adult and Minor , Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Discrimination: Sexuality , Language: Homophobic Slur , Violence: Abuse Reference/Discussion
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Think you know what rural America is like? Discover a plurality of perspectives in this enlightening anthology of stories that turns preconceptions on their head.

Gracie sees a chance of fitting in at her South Carolina private school, until a “white trash”–themed Halloween party has her steering clear of the rich kids. Samuel’s Tejano family has both stood up to oppression and been a source of it, but now he’s ready to own his true sexual identity. A Puerto Rican teen in Utah discovers that being a rodeo queen means embracing her heritage, not shedding it…

For most of America’s history, rural people and culture have been casually mocked, stereotyped, and, in general, deeply misunderstood. Now an array of short stories, poetry, graphic short stories, and personal essays, along with anecdotes from the authors’ real lives, dives deep into the complexity and diversity of rural America and the people who call it home. Fifteen extraordinary authors—diverse in ethnic background, sexual orientation, geographic location, and socioeconomic status—explore the challenges, beauty, and nuances of growing up in rural America. From a mountain town in New Mexico to the gorges of New York to the arctic tundra of Alaska, you’ll find yourself visiting parts of this country you might not know existed—and meet characters whose lives might be surprisingly similar to your own.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Moderate Language , Sexual Content: Contact Between Adult and Minor , Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Discrimination: Sexuality , Language: Homophobic Slur , Violence: Abuse Reference/Discussion

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Format

Print

Page Count

336

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Dec 2020

Book Genres

Nonfic

Topics

US small towns. Rural and country life. Coming of age. Fighting stereotypes. Short stories. Anthologies. Personal essays. 

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