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Fifteen

By Authors Ages 8 to Much Older Than 15, from 15 Years of 826 Valencia

Fifteen( )
Foreword by: Eggers, Dave
Calegari, Nínive
Cover Design by: Bransfield, Dan
Designed by: Kirchner, Lucy
Contribution by: Handler, Daniel
Zapruder, Matthew
Schatz, Kate
Brown, Lisa
students, 826 Valencia
ISBN:978-1-934750-95-7
Publication Date:Nov 2017
Publisher:826 Valencia
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $20.00
Book Description:

826 Valencia has supported San Francisco students through free writing, tutoring, and publishing programs for fifteen years. While growing in spurts and striving for the perfect mixtape, we asked our community what fifteen means to them. Some writers here recount recent formative moments, some imagine their future jobs or perfect quinceañera, and some look back on this weird, wonderful age and share what they've learned or unlearned since. If you've ever been fifteen, will be fifteen,...
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Book Details
Pages:129
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 10 Inches
Book Weight:0.022 Pounds
Author Biography
(Foreword by)
Dave Eggers was born on March 12th, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts. His family moved to Lake Forest, Illinois when he was a child. Eggers attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, until his parents' deaths in 1991 and 1992. The loss left him responsible for his eight-year-old brother and later became the inspiration for his highly acclaimed memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius". Published in 2000, the memoir was nominated for a nonfiction Pulitzer the following year.

Eggers edits the popular "The Best American Nonrequired Reading" published annually. In 1998, he founded the independent publishing house, McSweeney's which publishes a variety of magazines and literary journals. Eggers has also opened several nonprofit writing centers for high school students across the United States.

Eggers has written several novels and his title, A Hologram for the King, was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. His most recent work of fiction, entitled The Circle, was published in 2013. His recent nonfiction books are The Monk of Mokha (January 2018) and What Can a Citizen Do? (Illustrated by Shawn Harris)(September 2018).

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