[PDF] Download ↠ Working Days: Short Stories about Teenagers at Work | by ✓ Anne Mazer

By Anne Mazer | Comments: ( 862 ) | Date: ( Feb 17, 2020 )

In this anthology of fifteen, nearly all original, contemporary short stories, teenagers go to work, many of them for the first time They take jobs to earn pocket money or to help their families get by Some have a goal, like college others use work to try on an identity or as a step toward independence They work in fast food restaurants, sell subscriptions by telephoneIn this anthology of fifteen, nearly all original, contemporary short stories, teenagers go to work, many of them for the first time They take jobs to earn pocket money or to help their families get by Some have a goal, like college others use work to try on an identity or as a step toward independence They work in fast food restaurants, sell subscriptions by telephone, do odd jobs, clerk, tutor, harvest crops, and in every instance, working brings them the unexpected Whether the job is exciting or dull, something to avoid later on or a discovered vocation, these stories lead us and their young protagonists to realize that work is what we do, who we are, and an important connection to others It helps us not only to survive but also to dream of new horizons.


  • Title: Working Days: Short Stories about Teenagers at Work
  • Author: Anne Mazer
  • ISBN: 9780892552238
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Anne Mazer

Quite a lot of Anne Mazer s writing education took place while she was unconscious Her parents wanted desperately to become writers and made themselves get up at 4 00 a.m Every morning in order to have writing time before their three young children awoke The first thing Anne heard every day was two big, noisy electric typewriters The furious sound of typing was her childhood wake up music During the day, her parents endlessly discussed ideas, plot, and character, and before she was seven years old, Anne knew about revisions, first and second drafts, and rejection slips It was like growing up in a twenty four hour, seven day a week writer s boot camp.In order to escape from her parents obsession with writing, Anne turned to books She was an avid reader from an early age and credits her love of reading for her writing career Her favorite works were fantasy, fairy tales, historical fiction, humor, realistic fiction, and adventure Her other interests were language, art, history, and science At the age of twelve, she wanted to be an actress, a ballerina and a nuclear physicist These careers were rapidly eliminated as she realized that a she couldn t dance, b she couldn t act and c she hated math.Although at the time Anne thought writing was nothing but a nuisance, she now considers herself very lucky to have grown up with two aspiring writers She learned a lot about discipline, perseverance and dedication to a craft from witnessing her parents struggle They eventually became successful and award winning young adult novelists.It took Anne a long time to figure out that she, too, wanted to be a writer During early adulthood, she worked as an au pair, a bank teller, a pill bottle labeler, a receptionist, an English tutor, and an administrative assistant, as well as other jobs that she was ill suited for She attended three universities, spent several years in Paris, traveled throughout Europe, and worked in Boston and New York City.Anne s eureka moment about writing came while she prepared a research report for one of her bosses As she lovingly polished each sentence, and meticulously organized the paragraphs, she realized that no one really cared how beautifully she wrote about the latest models of air conditioners Except her, of course.Using her parents model of daily writing and discipline, she began to write It took her seven years to publish her first book, a picture book inspired by her then two year old son, Max.Anne is the mother of an adult son and daughter Over the last twenty years, she has written over forty five books for young readers She has enough ideas to last for another quarter century and hopes that she will be writing for a very long time Fun Facts About Anne MazerHer favorite foods are popcorn, rice pudding and blueberries.When she was a kid, she would sometimes read up to ten books a day.If she had magic powers, she d choose invisibility.She painted the rooms in her house yellow, orange, and violet.One of her favorite childhood books was The Twilight of Magic, by Hugh Lofting.When Anne was a teenager, her room was so messy that she needed a map to get from the door to the bed sort of In school Anne often flunked her favorite creative subjects, like writing and art.



Comments Working Days: Short Stories about Teenagers at Work

  • Laura

    Short stories by fifteen authors about working teenagers. This book reminded me how much I like short stories. Useful quote:"Day after day I rode my bike through the city traffic…" "Week after week I picked up my paycheck and put it in the bank. And each time I punched my card into the machine was a triumph of will, of persistence, of strength." (p. 100-- from The Pill Factory by Anne Mazer)


  • Sarah Mae

    Gr. 6-up. Getting a job is one of the milestones of growing up. In this collection Anne Mazer has pulled together a strong group of stories from different cultures. From dishing out fast food to picking peppers to working at a hotel, these authors show that part time jobs are anything but boring. Whether the job is for pocket money or to help make ends meet, the protagonists of these stories learn a lot about themselves and the world. The engaging prose deals with simple as well as complex issue [...]


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