Books by Donald R. Gallo

Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Uniformly engrossing. (Anthology. 12-15)"
Sufferers of phobophobia (fear of phobias) may want to avoid this solid collection of humorous, eerie, sad short stories. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Let's hope teens hang on till they get to them. (Fiction. YA)"
Gallo sets the stage—explaining the rationale for the book and presenting a short biographical sketch of the author after each story—for this well-meaning, uneven anthology. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2003

"These offerings may well inspire readers to look at their own journeys and find something new about themselves. (Short stories. YA)"
"The journey need not be long, nor the destination exotic. It can be as simple as a walk around the block where you see something you never noticed before." Read full book review >
ON THE FRINGE by Donald R. Gallo
Released: April 1, 2001

"Potent, disturbing, and heartrending. (Fiction. 12+)"
In the hopes of providing a "greater understanding and tolerance of others," editor Gallo has put together a collection of 11 stories by distinguished writers about kids on the outside, the ones referred to at school as "weirdos, geeks, nerds, freaks, faggots and worse." Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"This is still an honest, sturdy collection; it poses complicated questions and allows readers to search for the answers in some very good company. (Short stories. 11-14)"
A collection of stories grouped under headings like ``It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time'' and ``What Do I Do Now?'' with situations teens will certainly recognize. Read full book review >
ULTIMATE SPORTS by Donald R. Gallo
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"In this collection, everyone's a contender. (Short stories. 12+)"
A collection of 16 original short stories centered on the theme of sports, with contributions by some top writers for YAs: Chris Crutcher, Will Weaver, Virginia Euwer Wolff, Graham Salisbury, Harry and Norma Fox Mazer, Robert Lipsyte, Chris Lynch, etc. Gallo (Join In, 1993, etc.) explains in the introduction that he hoped for stories ``about believable teenagers involved in challenging activities that . . . show their emotional as well as their physical conflicts.'' He got what he asked for and there isn't a dud in the bunch. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Diverse, thought-provoking, and consistently well-written. (Short Stories. 11-18)"
Gallo weighs in with his cross-cultural anthology: 17 never- before-published tales from the likes of Julius Lester, Linda Crew, Brenda Wilkinson, Jean Davies Okimoto, and Rita Williams-Garcia. Read full book review >
WITHIN REACH by Donald R. Gallo
Released: July 30, 1993

"A pleasingly diverse collection, with only hints of the supernatural. (Short Stories. 10-12)"
The editor of Short Circuits (1992) and other anthologies for YAs offers ten stories for a slightly younger audience. Read full book review >
SHORT CIRCUITS by Donald R. Gallo
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Plenty of terror, excitement, and laughter, some macabre twists, but surprisingly little blood. (Fiction/Short Stories. 11-18)"
From both sides of the Atlantic, 13 horror stories featuring teenagers giving good accounts of themselves in scary situations. Read full book review >