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Pre-Order the Telling Room's SEE BEYOND

Print: A Bookstore is proud to be working with the Telling Room, in support of See Beyond, their newest anthology coming June 18th!

Teachers, students, and lovers of personal narratives, stories, and poems will revel in See Beyond—a new and bold collection from Maine’s tween and teen writers.

The Telling Room’s latest anthology pays tribute to those who sacrifice for others every day, in big and small ways. For the essential workers—healthcare workers, EMTs, construction crews, grocery store clerks, delivery drivers. And for the teachers, parents, and volunteers. The authors in this “Best of 2020” literary anthology courageously share some of their innermost thoughts and feelings with us, whether the relief of moving and beginning a better life, or the common struggle of not knowing what to write and suddenly being struck by an idea. 

See Beyond’s stories and poems represent the peaks and valleys, the light and the dark, and the past and the future. Family members recovering from addiction. A teen’s worry for our worsening climate. A mother’s library-like mind. Readers are able to step into the shoes of a young woman determined to use her voice for good and into the lens of a compassionate flashlight. Taken together, the collection focuses in on new ways of seeing, giving its readers strong 20/20 vision through the lenses of today’s young people.

The Telling Room empowers youth through writing and share their voices with the world. Focused on young writers ages 6 to 18, they seek to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real audiences for our students. They believe that the power of creative expression can change our communities and prepare our youth for future success. For more information you can visit their website at

SKU: 9781733263337