The Library Card
In The Library Card, Jerry Spinelli has written four short stories about the power of a magic library card. Although on the surface this idea would be limited in scope, Spinelli insteads crafts four very different tales about how one card can change a person's life. Each story is very different, from the young boy who learns that there is a fish that can climb trees, to the girl who has watched so much television that she doesn't even know her own favorite color. This thought-provoking collection is a good introduction to short-stories, and an interesting take on the power of reading.