A Collection of Inspiring Stories for Young Readers
In a collection of personal stories and essays, award-winning and bestselling artists from Matt de la Peña and Veera Hiranandani to Max Brallier and R.L. Stine write about how hope always wins, even in the darkest of times.
Where does hope live?
In your family?
In your community?
In your school?
In your heart?
From a family restaurant to a hot-dog shaped car, from an empty road on a moonlight night to a classroom holiday celebration, this anthology of personal stories from award-winning and bestselling authors, shows that hope can live everywhere, even—or especially—during the darkest of times.
No matter what happens: Hope wins.
Contributors include: Tom Angleberger, James Bird, Max Brallier, Julie Buxbaum, Pablo Cartaya, J.C. Cervantes, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Stuart Gibbs, Adam Gidwitz, Karina Yan Glaser, Veera Hiranandani, Hena Khan, Gordon Korman, Janae Marks, Sarah Mlynowski, Rex Ogle, James Ponti, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Ronald L.Smith, Christina Soontornvat, and R.L. Stine.
Audiobook Table of Contents:
Editor's Note, by Rose Brock, read by the author
Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in a Thai Restaurant, by Christina Soontornvat, read by Sura Siu
The Coolness Equation by Adam Gidwitz, read by the author
This Can't Be Happening to Gordon Korman by Gordan Korman, read by Robbie Daymond
I Am the Greatest, by James Bird, read by Darrell Dennis
Bones, by J.C. Cervantes, read by Jorjeana Marie
The Day the Hot Dog Truck Came to Town, by Max Brallier, read by Robbie Daymond
Sweet Surprise, by Hena Khan, read by Zehra Fazal
Letter to My Daughter on her Eighth-Grade Graduation, by Pablo Cartaya, read by the author
Hope in the Halls of Catholic School, by Karina Yan Glaser, read by Sura Siu
Helpful Tips for the Worst Week of Your Life, by Stuart Gibbs, read by Gibson Frazier
The Adventures of Me and Supersquirt, by Sarah Mlynowski, read by Rebecca Soler
Panic! At the Movies, by Julie Buxbaum, read by Jorjeana Marie
What's in a Name, by James Ponti, read by Jonathan Todd Ross
Colors of June, by Rex Ogle, read by Ramon De Ocampo
On Hopes and Dreams, by Janae Marks, read by Shayna Small
Major Malfunction, by Tom Angleberger, read by Jonathan Todd Ross
Hope I Don't See a Ghost, by R.L. Stine, read by Gibson Frazier
Victory After Defeat, by Soman Chainani, read by Darrell Dennis
My Favorite Photograph, by Veera Hiranandani, read by Zehra Fazal
The Boy in the Back of the Class, by Ronald L. Smith, read by Ronald Butler
The Friend Who Changed My Life, by Pam Munoz Ryan, read by Rebecca Soler
There's More to Playin' Ball Than Just Playin' Ball, by Matt de la Pena, read by Ramon De Ocampo