10 young-adult short stories by North America's best fiction authors. The stories cover a range of themes and emotions and all relate to teenage Native American youth. Authors include Linda Hogan, Joy Harjo, Sherman Alexie, Richard Van Camp, Louise Erdrich, Joseph Bruchac, Greg Sarris, Susan Power, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and Lee Francis. Stories bring realistic Native characters to life as they experience the joys and heartaches of young adults' coming-of-age in contemporary society. Whether the character lives in a reservation community or in an urban setting, many deal with the harsh realities of poverty, addictions, and family violence. Many face racism and stereotypes. But most reflect the realistic portrayal of Aboriginal youth and their communities as resilient. Some dialogue and content may be too gritty for sensitive readers. The editor has selected short stories that reflect modern First Nations and Native American youth. Her unfortunate introduction can be skipped as it fails to directly discuss the authors or their wonderful stories. Recommended for high school readers.