Starting with I Personal Essays by Teenagers

ISBN-10: 089255228X

ISBN-13: 9780892552283

Edition: 1997

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List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Persea Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti in 1969 and came to America at age twelve to live with her parents in Brooklyn. She studied French literature at Barnard College and received her M.F.A. from Brown University. Her work has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), her first novel and master's thesis, garnered Danticat a Granta Regional Award for Best Young American Novelist and was chosen as an Oprah Book Club selection, a singular honor. Her collection of short stories Krik? Krak! (1995) was nominated for the National Book Award. Along with awards for fiction from Seventeen and Essence and the 1995 Pushcart Short Story Prize, Danticat was chosen by Harper's Bazaar as "one of 20 people in their twenties who will make a difference," and by the New York Times Magazine as one of "30 Under 30" people to watch. Her second novel, The Farming of Bones (1998), concerns a massacre in Haiti in 1937.

Foreword: In the Face of Silence
Close to Home: Essays About Family
Brotherly Love
How to Survive Shopping with Mom
A Shortcut to Independence
My Father: I Want to Be Everything He's Not
Saying Goodbye to Uncle Nick
Dad's Home Cooking
Home Is Where the Hurt Is
Where I'm From: Essays About Places
The Crew from the Parking Lot
At Home in Coney Island
Antigua: Almost Paradise
Chinese in New York, American in Beijing
A "Nice" Neighborhood...Where Nobody Knows My Name
Revenge in the Hood: A Deadly Game
It's Not Black and White: Essays About Race and Culture
I Ain't Got No Culture
Yo, Hollywood! Where Are the Latinos At?
Color Me Different
The "N" Word: It Just Slips Out
My Lebanese Passport
Asian by Association
My Journey Home
He Said, She Said: Essays About Gender and Sexuality
Single and Lovin' It
Dream Girl
Tired of Being a Target
A Girl Takes Control
I Hated Myself
What Would You Do If I Was Gay?
My First Love: Too Much, Too Soon
Becoming Who I Am: Essays About Choices
Becoming a Vegetarian: A Matter of Taste
A Designer Addiction
A Rap Fan's Alternative
Moving into the Mainstream
Climbing the Golden Arches
Growing into Fatherhood
My Road Doesn't Lead to College
Dorm Life Is Heaven
Speakout on Writing: Six young authors share their insights about the writing process
Subject Guide to Essays
Index to Essays by Form
About Youth Communication
About the Editors
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