Rush Hour by Michael Cart
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Bold, innovative, and eclectic—that’s Rush Hour, the place for thought-provoking work from today’s most distinguished voices, both established and new. “Face” is the captivating theme of Volume Three, and it goes far beyond skin deep to probe perceptions and reality, secrets and revelations.

In Rush Hour: Face, 20 writers and artists peer beneath the masks we wear in public—and in private—with startling results. You’ll find striking stories by Aidan Chambers and K. L. Going, poetry by Marc Talbert and Jen Bryant, a graphic story by Eric Shanower, art by Harry Bliss and William Steig, and several rising stars here you won’t want to miss.

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

About Michael Cart

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Past president of the Young Adult Library Services Association, Michael Cart is a columnist and reviewer for "Booklist" magazine. He is also the author or editor of nineteen books, including the gay coming-of-age novel "My Father's Scar" and?with Christine Jenkins?"The Heart Has Its Reasons", a critical history of young adult literature with gay/lesbian/queer content. His anthologies include "Love and Sex: Ten Stories of Truth" and "Necessary Noise: Stories about Our Families as They Really Are".In 2008 he was the first recipient of the YALSA/Greenwood Publishing Group Service to Young Adults Achievement Award, and in 2000 he received the Grolier Foundation Award for his contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by young people. Mr. Cart lives in Columbus, Indiana.
 
Published April 12, 2005 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 224 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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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City boys, country boys, historic rebels, thieves, and murderers are all given a voice in Cart’s patch-worked second Rush Hour volume.

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To be published twice a year, the inaugural issue of this journal of YA literature includes essays, short stories, poetry, artwork, and excerpts from novels.

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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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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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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 only grab-assing around, where a bad man is grabbing...

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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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