All American Dream Dolls


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Mariner Books
Publish Date
5.66 X 8.54 X 0.7 inches | 0.82 pounds

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About the Author

David Haynes earned a B.A. in literature from Macalester College, Minnesota, in 1977 and an M.A. from Hamline University, Minnesota, in 1989. A former fifth and sixth grade teacher, he served as a teacher in residence at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Haynes also served on the leadership team at the experimental Saturn School of Tomorrow. His book Right by My Side (New Rivers Press, 1993) was a winner in the 1992 Minnesota Voices Project and was selected by the American Library Association as one of 1994's best books for young adults. Two of Haynes's stories have been recorded for the National Public Radio series Selected Shorts. In 1996 Granta magazine named Haynes as one of the best young American novelists. Haynes is currently an associate professor and the director of creative writing at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He teaches regularly in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and has taught in the MFA programs at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Hamline University, and at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, MD, and at the Writers' Garret in Dallas. His teaching interests include gender, class, race, and generational differences--all themes that he explores in great depth in A STAR IN THE FACE OF THE SKY.


One of the [year's] smartest books.-
--Chicago Tribune "Chicago Tribune" (12/31/1999 12:00:00 AM)
A wildly funny, realistic look at beauty pageants, sibling rivalry, self-esteem, and growing up...Highly recommended.
--Library Journal "Library Journal" (1/7/1999 12:00:00 AM)
Wickedly funny...a marvelous and easy-to-read book that won't disappoint.
--Quarterly Black Review "Quarterly Black Review" (12/31/1999 12:00:00 AM)
Haynes [has] talents as a truly comic writer and observer of pop culture.
--The Washington Post Book World "The Washington Post Book World" (1/7/1999 12:00:00 AM)