Marilyn Singer, Author
Fiction for Young Adults
MAKE ME OVER: 11 Original Stories About Transforming Ourselves
(Dutton Children's Books, 2005) Eleven stories about makeovers, physical, psychological, spiritual, etc. edited by Marilyn and including her story "Bedhead Red, Peekaboo Pink," as well as stories by Joyce Sweeney, Rene Saldana, Jr., Peni Griffin, Joseph Bruchac, Terry Trueman, Jess Mowry, Norma Howe, Marina Budhos, Evelyn Coleman, and Margaret Peterson Haddix.
FACE RELATIONS: Eleven Stories About Seeing Beyond Color
(Simon & Schuster, 2004) A young adult anthology of short stories about race relations, edited by Marilyn and including her story "Negress," as well as stories by Jess Mowry, Joseph Bruchac, Sherri Winston, Rene Saldana, Jr., Naomi Shihab Nye, Ellen Wittlinger, Kyoko Mori, M.E. Kerr, Marina Budhos, and Rita Williams-Garcia.
I BELIEVE IN WATER: Twelve Brushes With Religion
(HarperCollins, Inc., 2000) An anthology of short stories for teens about religion, edited by Marilyn and including her contribution “Fabulous Shoes, as well as stories by Nancy Springer, Gregory Maguire, Virginia Euwer Wolff, Jacqueline Woodson, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Kyoko Mori, Jennifer Armstrong, Joyce Carol Thomas, M.E. Kerr, Jess Mowry, and Naomi Shihab Nye.
STAY TRUE: Short Stories for Strong Girls
(Scholastic, Inc., 1998) An anthology of short stories compiled and edited by Marilyn, featuring her story "The Magic Bow," as well as stories by M.E.Kerr, Norma Fox Mazer, Rita Williams-Garcia, Marion De Booy Wentzien, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Anne Mazer, Marian Flandrick Bray, Peni R. Griffin, Jennifer Armstrong and C. Drew Lamm.
(Henry Holt and Company, 1997) and (Avon Tempest, 1999) Forced to live with her cold, disapproving grandmother, sixteen-year-old Deal McCarthy plays the Dating Game to win - even if it means stealing other girls' boyfriends, then breaking their hearts. Two things can help her break through old patterns and old secrets, if she'll let them. One is a boy named Laurie Lorber. The other is a ghost.
(Scholastic Inc., 1989) Storm Ryder, age seventeen, a talented young pianist with a difficult home life, falls in love with his employer, a mysterious twenty-eight-year-old electrician named Jocelyn Sayers, who turns out to have supernormal powers.
(Harper & Row Publishers, 1988) Sixteen-year-old Franny Yeager, the "good girl" of the family, tries to hide her burgeoning love for a Japanese-American boy since her father is rabidly anti-Japanese. Complicating matters is the illness of her beloved grandmother with whom she shares a room. Published in Great Britain by Pan Macmillan.
(Atheneum, 1985) Jessica's dreams of a flying horse become all too real when she and her friend Jack discover a tapestry that comes to life. When Jack is abducted, Jessica must travel through time and space to free him. Published in Great Britain by Pan Macmillan.
(HarperCollins, 1983) Becky and Nemi, fast friends, find their relationship problematic when they both become involved in their high school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Their love lives, and those of their friends, parallel those of the play.
(HarperCollins, 1981) In 1968, Nina Ritter returns from her junior year abroad at Reading University, England to New York, where things have radically changed. Her friends, The Whole Sick Crew, are wilder now. Their ringleader, Aviva, has joined a rock band, and they are all experimenting with sex and drugs. Nina, still in love with the poetic Welsh boyfriend she had to leave behind, is both attracted and repelled by this new world. It takes some new friends - Ruth, a committed Hispanic teacher, Billy, a dancer struggling with the specter of Vietnam, and especially Floyd, a brilliant Black activist - to force Nina herself to change from a self-involved romantic to a socially responsible woman.
(E.P. Dutton, 1977) Ruthie Zeiler, fourteen-year-old poet and singer, and her friend, Laurie, have always been a duo. But when Laurie's stage mother makes other plans, their friendship is tested to the limit.

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