Outside Rules
Short Stories About Nonconformist Youth
Claire Robson (Editor)

These compellingly readable stories focus on the vulnerability and resilience of teens who are too brainy, unathletic, poor, the “wrong” religion, emotionally fragile, from non-traditional families, not model-thin, or simply bent on following a unique path.

Among the contributors are Sandra Cisneros, Rand Richards Cooper, Chris Fisher, K. Kvashay-Boyle, Wally Lamb, Reginald McKnight, Sandell Morse, Katharine Noel,  Rebecca Rule, Annette Sanford, Akhil Sharma, seventeen-year-old Caitlin Lonning, and others.

“This thought-provoking collection of short stories evokes the many expressions of the outsider. Neither edgy nor extreme, each story can provide material for discussion about alienation, fitting in, and compassion for the self and for others who are or are perceived as different.”

Paperback / $9.95 (Can $12.50) / ISBN 978-0-89255-316-7 / 178 pages / Young Adult Fiction / Anthology