This book features original work written by teens and compiled by 8th-grade teacher Josh Morton. These stories are driven by a variety of topics, which range from dysfunctional upbringing, individuality, poverty, death, faith, divorce and absentia, negative influences, insecurity, and self-image.
About the Author
Josh Morton is an 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Cedar Heights Middle School in Port Orchard, Washington. A native of Walla Walla, Josh earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism at Washington State University in 1998. He worked as a sports writer for five years at the Port Orchard Independent. He switched his career to teaching in 2003 and hasn’t looked back, pledging to help students see their potential and learn about the world. Josh is a proud father of four children, Riley (23), Tyler (22), Madison (19), and Alex (12) and resides in Port Orchard with his wife, Kolleen. Voices Within a Teenage Mind is Josh’s first published work.
About the Illustrator
Shelly Kay is a self-taught Photographer/Artist based in Manhattan. Kay takes daily inspiration from the city she loves. Her work has been described by many as introspective, controversial, vulnerable & as diverse as the city she lives in. Her style has been said to be utterly distinctive; an artist who presents a tapestry of what real life is like in one of the most famous cities in the world, while still somehow managing to bare her heart & soul through the lens.