Books by Michael Cart

HOW BEAUTIFUL THE ORDINARY by Michael Cart
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Provocative, quality content. (Short stories. 14 & up)"
Twelve renowned authors, some of whom contributed to the classic YA collection Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence, use diverse points of view, settings and characters to bring readers stories of sexual and gender identity. Read full book review >
RUSH HOUR: RECKLESS by Michael Cart
POETRY
Released: June 13, 2006

"The impact of these highly intelligent and entertaining edge-of-your-seat works packs a wallop and is a fine addition to Cart's series of literary journals. (Anthology. YA)"
Veteran anthologizer Cart has organizes a thrilling and literate array of short stories, poetry and graphic work, with an interview with Yann Martel, author of the Life of Pi, and includes contemporary authors such as Sharon Flake, David Levithan, Helen Frost and A.M. Jenkins, as well as authors new to the scene. Read full book review >
RUSH HOUR: FACE by Michael Cart
FICTION
Released: April 12, 2005

"Fresh and innovative. (Anthology. YA)"
Cart combines short stories, photographs, nonfiction essays, drawings, poems and one graphic story in this edgy and eclectic third installment of his series of literary journals—this one focused on the ambiguous topic of "face." Read full book review >
RUSH HOUR: BAD BOYS by Michael Cart
FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"And, like most short-story collections, the results are uneven. (Anthology. YA)"
City boys, country boys, historic rebels, thieves, and murderers are all given a voice in Cart's patch-worked second Rush Hour volume. Read full book review >
RUSH HOUR: SIN by Michael Cart
NONFICTION
Released: April 13, 2004

"Nothing on the cover indicates the audience, so perhaps this fine journal will also find itself in the hands of adults. (notes on the contributors) (Anthology. YA)"
To be published twice a year, the inaugural issue of this journal of YA literature includes essays, short stories, poetry, artwork, and excerpts from novels. Read full book review >
NECESSARY NOISE by Michael Cart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2003

"A strong, challenging collection by the best in the field. (Fiction. 13+)"
Cart's assemblage of disparate, original tales examines the indispensable—sometimes merely unavoidable—clamor and clatter of the first village. Read full book review >
911 by Michael Cart
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A teacher's guide will be available online, and a portion of the profits from the anthology will be donated to a scholarship fund for relatives of the victims. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
The title of this timely anthology emphasizes the connection between the 9-11 terrorist attacks and the 911 emergency assistance phone number, offering both teens and adults thoughtful, provocative literature that may help with preliminary discussions and perspective on this difficult subject. Read full book review >
LOVE & SEX by Michael Cart
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"It's a bold poke in the eye to the censors, and an invigorating addition to the literature. (Fiction. YA)"
In a direct frontal assault on censorship of young-adult literature, Cart (My Father's Scar, 1996, etc.) presents ten short stories that highlight a taboo subject: teenagers coping with sexuality. Read full book review >
MY FATHER'S SCAR by Michael Cart
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"The emotionally satisfying conclusion wraps up a sensitive tale. (Fiction. 12+)"
 Andy Logan is a college man recalling his childhood and the formative incidents of his teenage years, when he was isolated from both family and peers by his weight, his intellect, and his love for books. Read full book review >