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Young Warriors: Stories of Strength is a collection of 15 short stories compiled and edited by Tamora Pierce and Josepha Sherman.

Back Cover

This gutsy collection of fifteen original short stories offers a variety of answers to this question with thoughtfulness, heart, and the occasional wink. Compiled by bestselling author Tamora Pierce and folklorist/author Josepha Sherman, Young Warriors includes stories by some of today's most acclaimed and beloved fantasy and science-fiction authors for both adults and young adults.
—Back Cover of paperback edition

Publication Background

The anthology was first published as a hardcover on October 11th, 2005 by Random House Books for Young Readers. The paperback edition was released on October 24th, 2006 by Random House. The ebook was released on December 18th, 2007 by Random House.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Tamora Pierce
  1. The Gift of Rain Mountain by Bruce Holland Rogers
  2. The Magestone by S. M. and Jan Stirling
  3. Eli and the Dybbuk by Janis Ian
  4. Heartless by Holly Black
  5. Lioness by Pamela F. Service
  6. Thunderbolt by Esther Friesner
  7. Devil Wind by India Edghill
  8. The Boy Who Cried "Dragon" by Mike Resnick
  9. Student of Ostriches by Tamora Pierce
  10. Serpent's Rock by Laura Anne Gilman
  11. Hidden Warriors by Margaret Mahy
  12. Emerging Legacy by Doranna Durgin
  13. An Axe For Men by Rosemary Edghill
  14. Acts of Faith by Lesley McBain
  15. Swords That Talk by Brent Hartinger
Afterword by Josepha Sherman
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