"Make the Bear Be Nice"
Author: Stephen St. Francis Decky
Publisher: Frayed Edge Press
Physical description: 45 p., 3 b&w illustrations
Series: Street Smart Series, No. 6
A homeless teen working nights cleaning movie theaters at a South Jersey cineplex forms an unlikely friendship with a former high-school classmate and his sister. Their relationship—as well as his relationship with his estranged father—culminates with a chaotic uprising during a screening of an annoyingly ubiquitous summer blockbuster kids’ movie.
Stephen St. Francis Decky is a multimedia artist and writer whose work has appeared in festivals, collections, and museums internationally. As a technical collaborator, he has worked on video installations in Boston, New York, and Montana, and has taught animation and digital media courses at several schools, including Tufts University and Lycoming College. He currently lives and works in upstate New York.