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How To Be a Boy

Ten edgy stories from the streets of Britain and the US, inspired by the pressures of being a twenty-first century boy.

Teenage boys are trouble. It s in the news, on the front page everywhere you look they re doing drugs, messing with knives, terrorizing communities. But what if it s become a self-fulfilling prophecy? What if you re 13, an OK kid in a bad life? What if you re more urban poet than ganster rapper? What if deep-down you want to make your mum proud, but you ve got to live up to your rep, be a bro, beat or be beaten? Gangs. Hoodies. Young offenders. How do you be a boy in a world that s already got you tagged?

  • From writers new and established: Ian Beck, Katie Dale, Jamila Gavin, Keith Gray, Flint Keller, Mal Peet, Bali Rai, Steve Tasane, Dan Tunstall and Tim Wynne-Jones.
  • A cutting-edge collection, keeping it real for real teen readers.
  • Praise for previous anthologies: "Tony Bradman is a pair of safe hands when it comes to editing books of short stories. This book [...] offers warnings and inspirations in equal measure." Carousel

About the author

Tony Bradman has been involved with children s books for over 30 years as a writer for all ages, a reviewer, and an editor of anthologies. He has edited over 30 anthologies of poems and short stories, among them Skin Deep, a collection about racism, Give Me Shelter, a collection about asylum seekers, and Under the Weather, a collection about climate change. Tony s own books include the highly successful Dilly the Dinosaur series, the Happy Ever After sequels to famous fairy tales, and picture books such as Daddy s Lullaby and Through My Window. Tony has also been the lead author for Project X, OUP s highly successful new reading scheme.

ISBN: 9781406321319
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2011
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 208pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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