Short Story Collections for Teens
. 1994. Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence
TEEN 808.83 A Groundbreaking young adult collection of stories dealing with gay and lesbian
themes. The stories cut across color and class lines and incorporate
everything from a contemporary feminist story about a girl coming out, to
a fantasy that takes place in a mythical Amazonian kingdom.
. 1993. American Dragons: Twenty-Five Asian American Voices
TEEN 810.99282 A Stories, poems, and a play excerpt that relate what it is like growing
up Asian American.
. 1991. Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories
TEEN FICTION CRU Stories featuring characters from Crutcher's popular novels.
1996. Back of Beyond: Stories of the Supernatural
TEEN FICTION ELL A collection of twelve otherworldly stories which blend reality with
. 1989. The Call and Other Stories
TEEN FICTION WES Six stories dealing with the supernatural. In the title story, the
ghost of a murdered woman seeks companionship by telephone.
. 2001. The Color of Absence: 12 Stories about Loss and Hope
TEEN 813.008 C Stories dealing with different types of loss, including the death of a
parent or grandparent or pet; the departure or disappearance of a true and
trusted friend or sibling; the end of a relationship; or even the end of a
defining chapter in one's life.
1989. Connections: Short stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults
TEEN 808.83 C Seventeen stories portraying a variety of encounters and conflicts
. 1997. Curses, Inc.: And Other Stories
TEEN FICTION VAN Stories that treat spell-casting in historical, modern, and timeless
. 1998. Dirty Laundry: Stories about Family Secrets
TEEN 808.83 D PBK Eleven family stories including a powerful tale of a girl who
inadvertently learns of her mother's abortion and a hilarious story about
who must reconcile his parents' post-high school expectations of him with
his own plans to travel.
Coffer, Judith Ortiz.
1995. An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio
TEEN FICTION ORT Twelve stories about immigrant kids caught between their Puerto Rican
heritage and their American surroundings.
1993. Join in: Multiethnic Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults
TEEN 813.008 J The teenagers in these stories may be Asian, Chicano, Native American,
African American, Lebanese, or Palestinian, but their experiences are
1997. Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins
TEEN FICTION DON Cinderella prefers the fairy godmother to the handsome prince and Snow
White receives a gift, not poison, in these fairy tales with unexpected
. 1994. A Knot in the Grain and Other Stories
TEEN FICTION MCK Four magical, sensual love stories.
. 1997. Leaving Home: Stories
TEEN 808.83 L Stories are about the connection to home and the need to leave it.
1997. The Lion Tamer's Daughter and Other Stories
TEEN FICTION DIC Four fantastical tales of otherworldly events.
2001. Love and Sex: Ten Stories of Truth
813.0108 L Some of the finest writers for adults and teens have contributed
original stories to this collection on the various aspects of love and
1997. No Easy Answers: Short Stories about Teenagers Making Tough Choices
TEEN 813.008 N Sixteen stories of teens facing difficult ethical and moral issues
from computer blackmail and peer pressure to drug use and unwanted
Oates, Joyce Carol.
. 2003. Small Avalanches and Other Stories
TEEN FICTION OAT These disturbing tales are about vulnerable, wild, rebellious, scared
young women, several of whom fall victim to older, predatory males who
know how to lure them with the thrill of danger and make them betray the
best in themselves.
. 2001. On the Fringe
813.008 O Acclaimed authors bring to life eleven stories of outsiders in high
school who face the constant struggle of hate and acceptance.
. 1995. Prejudice: Stories about Hate, Ignorance, Revelation, and
808.83 P Fifteen stories that show prejudice in its various incarnations,
including racism, sexism, homophobia, religious persecution, and
discrimination against the overweight and the disabled.
. 1992. Short Circuits: Thirteen Shocking Stories by Outstanding Writers
for Young Adults
TEEN 808.83 S Hair-raising stories that are bound to stun and shock you!
1984. Sixteen: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults
TEEN 808.83 S The sixteen stories in this collection are on the themes of
friendships, turmoils, loves, decisions, and families.
. 1998. Stay True: Short Stories for Strong Girls
TEEN 813.008 S From stories that focus on learning to look beyond surface
appearances, to ones about being your own person, this collection features
heroines that face their problems head on.
. 1998. Twelve Shots: Outstanding Stories About Guns
TEEN 808.83 T Some stories are serious and subtly anti-gun, and others are hilarious,
in this collection of stories about the way guns are present in people's
. 1995. Ultimate Sports: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young
TEEN 808.83 U Original stories about nearly every type of sport.
. 1991. Vampires: A Collection of Original Stories
TEEN 808.83 V Thirteen creepy stories about vampires lurking in schools, homes,
malls, suburbs, and of course, graveyards.
. 1987. Visions: Nineteen Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young
TEEN 808.83 V Stories dealing with teenage concerns.
. 1993. Who Do You Think You Are? Stories of Friends and Enemies
TEEN 808.83 W Maya Angelou, Richard Peck, John Updike, and Joyce Carol Oates are
among the authors who explore the theme of friendship.
. 1997. Working Days: Short Stories about Teenagers at Work
TEEN 813.008 T PBK Fifteen short stories about teenagers finding their way in the world
of work. Amy Tan, Sandra Cisneros, and Toni Morrison are among the authors
who describe their personal journeys.