"Checkouts" is a short story written by renowned children's author Cynthia Rylant. The short story follows a girl and a bag boy who works at the local grocery store. More »

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The short story "Checkouts" by children and teen author Cynthia Rylant is about the games people play with each other and with themselves when they are interested in someone and do not know how to show it. It is about a ... More »

The short story "Checkouts" by children and teen author Cynthia Rylant is about the games people play with each other and with themselves when they are interested in someone and do not know how to show it. It is about a ... More »

"The Family Under the Bridge" entails a story about a hobo who meets a homeless family with children and grows close to them. The main character, who begins the story of a loner, is faced with his dislike for children an... More »

"Big Black Good Man" is a short story by Richard Wright that offers a snapshot of prejudice based on outward appearance, in this case, toward a large dark-skinned male. The main character, Olaf Jensen, is afraid and dist... More »

A modern novel is a long fictional narrative, written in a form of a story, that puts forward a realistic image of believable characters and occurrences. The majority of the modern novels focus on recreating the everyday... More »

The main character and author of the story "A Child Called 'It,'" is Dave Pelzer, and other chief characters include his mother Catherine Roerva Pelzer, and his father Stephen Joseph Pelzer. Other characters include his ... More »