Starting With “I”: Personal Essays By Teenagers


In stock

SKU: YD-IDENCategory: Tag:
Share :

If you buy 25 or more copies of this product you will receive a 10% discount. If you would like to buy 100 or more copies please contact us.

Foreword by Edwidge Danticat.
For high school and college writing programs.

“Who am I and who do I want to become?” Thirty-five stories examine this question through the lens of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, family, and more. Inspire teens with these models of good writing by their peers. Free Teacher’s Guide available [PDF]

“I used Starting With I in a freshman-level English Composition course I teach and found that it consistently engaged my students at a deep intellectual and emotional level. Your writers are the real thing, and their stories are the real thing–such a welcome advance beyond the typical composition texts.”
—T. Quinn, Adjunct Professor, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY

“Encouraging, disturbing, uplifting, revealing, and life-affirming… a powerful resource.”
—Dave Kemper, author of Writers INC


Weight.75 lbs




Stay connected
& get free resources!

Our email newsletters include award-winning stories, lessons, & resources to use with teens.

Please take a moment to tell us how we can be most helpful to you.

CARING ADULTS: Stories, activities & expert guidance to help teensthrough tough times, from ( Monthly email )
FOSTER CARE STAFF: Includes stories and activities from Representmagazine ( Monthly email )
TEACHERS: Stories and activities from YCteen magazine ( Monthly email )