|Published by: Dutton Children's Books|
|Awards: New York Public Library's "Best Books for the Teen Age, 2006."|
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MAKE ME OVER: 11 Original Stories About Transforming Ourselves
(Table of Contents)
Some People Call Me Maurice
by Joyce Sweeney
Michael (aka Maurice in French Club) has a thing for Amelia (aka Angelique)–but no nerve to tell her so. Until he becomes French for one blissful afternoon…
Not Much to It
by Rene Saldana, Jr.
Chela and the cool girls let Becky into their circle because she was so good with their hair. Now she’s working at a salon. Has she changed? Has Chela?
Bedhead Red, Peekaboo Pink
by Marilyn Singer
Can an ugly guy finally get a date? Well, maybe–if she’s blind and he lies a lot.. But even then things aren’t so simple for Tom who has a little thing called a conscience.
by Peni Griffin
Elizabeth sets out on a quest to find herself and her totem animal in the wilds of San Antonio, Texas with surprising results.
by Joseph Bruchac
Can a young owl find happiness with a beautiful, but finicky Native American girl? Stranger things have happened!
by Terry Trueman
One morning Kyle decides to make himself over from a liar to…well…NOT a liar–a path that lands him in more trouble he’d ever thought possible.
by Jess Mowry
Corey’s life and his neighborhood change dramatically when Sniffles, a street kid, moves in and the old funeral home next door reopens for business.
Bazooka Joe and the Chaos Kid
by Norma Howe
Chaos rules in Frank Marvelli’s house. Then along come Jenna and Mr. Shreve’s photography class. How long can disorder continue to reign?
by Marina Budhos
Victor’s mother is constantly changing jobs and homes, and taking Victor along for the ride. But when she moves them to L.A. and has them pose as show biz siblings, it is the last straw.
by Evelyn Coleman
Weekdays, Jamillah is a student. Weekends, she sings in the church choir. But at night, she’s an exotic dancer. She’s saving up money for a new makeover for herself and her five homeless siblings. Can she do it?
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
When Anna’s village is destroyed, she makes her way across the ocean to Ellis Island and to a childhood friend whom she may or may not marry.
Copyright © 2005 by Marilyn Singer