Rush Hour by Michael Cart
Bad Boys Volume 2

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BOLD, INNOVATIVE, AND eclectic—that’s Rush Hour, the place for thought-provoking stories, essays, art, and poems from today’s most distinguished voices, both established and new. “Bad Boys” is the hard-hitting theme of Volume Two. Here are drifters, pranksters, jocks, rebels, monsters, and heroes living life on the edge. In knockout stories by Jackie Woodson and E. R. Frank, artwork by John O’Brien and Chris Gall, essays by Robert Lypsite and Jack Gantos, and much more, bad boys sometimes play by the rules, often misbehave, but always grab our attention.

This second issue solidifies the reputation of this unprecedented, pulsating journal, published twice a year and focused on themes today’s readers care about most.

Rush Hour is . . . a vehicle for sharp, challenging new writing that aims for a discerning and literate young adult audience the way the best literary magazines have long done for older readers.”—Chris Lynch
 

About Michael Cart

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Michael Cart is a Grolier Award–winning librarian, author, critic, Booklist columnist, and former president of YALSA. He lives in San Diego, CA.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published September 14, 2004 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 206 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Cart combines short stories, photographs, nonfiction essays, drawings, poems and one graphic story in this edgy and eclectic third installment of his series of literary journals—this one focused on the ambiguous topic of “face.” Several contributions interpret the theme literally: Kelly Milner Ha...

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Veteran anthologizer Cart has organizes a thrilling and literate array of short stories, poetry and graphic work, with an interview with Yann Martel, author of the Life of Pi, and includes contemporary authors such as Sharon Flake, David Levithan, Helen Frost and A.M.

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A second installment of short stories, poems, artwork, essays and plays, Rush Hour: Bad Boys, edited by Michael Cart, offers 17 works about outsiders and the diverse roles they play.

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The Book Report NetworkSign up for our newsletters!In the foreword that opens BAD BOYS, the second volume of RUSH HOUR: A Journal of Contemporary Voices, bad boy author Jack Gantos meditates on the difference between bad boys and bad men by something his father once said to him: "A bad boy is onl...

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Books intended for older teens are frequently read by younger readers, while older teens often do not read young adult literature at all.

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"Later On / My hands / touch / my untouched places, / imagining / how his hands might have felt / on my skin, / trying to feel / how my skin might have felt / to his hands," Sones writes.

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