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One Death, Nine Stories
Kevís the first kid their age to die. And now, even though heís dead, heís not really gone. Even now his choices are touching the people he left behind. Ellen Hopkins reveals what two altar boys (and one altar girl) might get up to at the cemetery. Rita Williams-Garcia follows one aimless teen as he finds a new life in his new job ó at the mortuary. Will Weaver turns a lens on Kevinís sister as she collects his surprising effects ó and makes good use of them. Here, in nine stories, we meet people who didnít know Kevin, friends from his childhood, his ex-girlfriend, his best friend, all dealing with the fallout of his death. Being a teenager is a time for all kinds of firsts ó first jobs, first loves, first good-byes, firsts that break your heart and awaken your soul. Itís an initiation of sorts, and it can be brutal. But on the other side of it is the rest of your life.

With stories by
Chris Barton
Nora Raleigh Baskin
Marina Budhos
Ellen Hopkins
A.S. King
Torrey Maldonado
Charles R. Smith Jr.
Will Weaver
Rita Williams-Garcia
How could one teenage boyís life elicit other kidsí first experiences ó even after he dies? Nine interconnected stories from nine top YA writers.
suggested retail price (U.S.):
0763670839 / 9780763670832
pub date:
Young Adult Novel / EBook
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
160 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
Coming Of Age; Short Stories, Collections & Anthologies; Death, Grief, Bereavement;
author’s comments:
Marc Aronson is an editor and author of many award-winning books for young people, including Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies, and Pick-Up Game, which he co-edited with Charles R. Smith Jr. He lives in New Jersey.

Charles R. Smith is the photographer of My People, winner of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, and the author of Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali, winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor, as well as co-editor, contributor, and photographer for Pick-Up Game. He lives in Poughkeepsie, New York.
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