Short Stories for Students contains concise synopses of the story's plot, characters and themes, along with a brief author biography, a discussion of the story's cultural and historical significance and excerpted criticism geared specifically towards the high school student. Researchers will also find information on media adaptations of the story, discussion questions and suggestions on what to read next.
Each bi-annual volume presents vital information on approximately 20 of the most-studied short stories at the high school and early-college levels. Titles featured in volume 5 of Short Stories for Students include:
- "Snapshots of a Wedding" by Bessie Head - "Swadding Clothes" by Yukio Mishima - "Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien - "Wave" by Liam O'Flaherty - "What Have I Been Doing Lately" by Jamaica Kincaid - "Wunderkind" by Carson McCullers