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Three Decades of Short Fiction from SEVENTEEN Magazine

Like its older sisters in the field of mass-market women’s magazines (everything from Cosmopolitan to Woman’s Day) Seventeen featured a great deal of short fiction in its pages from its debut in 1944. Some of these were reprinted in anthologies, … Continue reading

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Barbie and Ken By Cynthia Lawrence and Bette Lou Maybee

How these popular high school classmates solve their dilemmas makes for many hours of entertaining reading! Upon her introduction in 1959, Mattel’s Barbie doll was intended to be something of a blank slate: a glamorous avatar on which girls could … Continue reading

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Stories From The Twilight Zone By Rod Serling

Watch Rod Serling’s exciting series THE TWILIGHT ZONE each week on the CBS television network. So, one of my OTHER projects this summer was to watch or re-watch all five seasons of The Twilight Zone, a series that has loomed large … Continue reading

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Dear Bill, Remember Me? and Other Stories By Norma Fox Mazer

These stories about eight young women who have grit and humor are unforgettable. YA short story collections are usually a mixed bag, what with spinster school teachers dropping dead at square dances, Barry Cowsill taking you away from All That, … Continue reading

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For Girls Only Edited By Sylvie Schuman

Just for girls… but about boys, too! Collections of YA short stories are great, because at least a few of them are going to turn out to be completely bonkers. Maybe someone will drop dead at a square dance! Or … Continue reading

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Like It Is: Stories For Girls Edited By N. Gretchen Greiner

Girls are very special in many ways, but one of the very nicest is their taste in reading. Girls like variety. They want more than just adventure tales or stories of people in deadly danger- climbing the face of a … Continue reading

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A Date With Danger By Jane McManus

A cold hand on a shoulder, a haunting nightmare, a gunshot that rings through a still forest. So sharpen your senses… and look over your shoulder. You’ve got A Date With Danger. Every once in a while, I come across … Continue reading

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