Starting With “I”
Personal Essays by Teenagers
Youth Communication

Edited by Andrea Estepa and Philip Kay, Foreword by Edwidge Danticat

In thirty-five frank and intimate personal essays, teens express their views on serious issues like violence, racism, and teen parenting, as well as common teen experiences like dating, getting a first job, and starting college. Their stories resonate with their desire to discover who they are, through the written word, and to share their discoveries with their peers.

“A rich and varied collection with themes to which teens from all kinds of backgrounds will be able to relate. An inspiration to aspiring young authors.”
School Library Journal

Youth Communication, based in New York City, helps teenagers develop their reading and writing skills so they can acquire the information they need to make thoughtful choices about their lives. They are also the authors of The Heart Knows Something Different.

Paperback / $15.95 (Can $20.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-228-3 / 200 pages / Young Adult Essays / Ages 12+