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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