A Very Small List of Short Texts Collections

Magazines

Upfront (New York Times News Magazine for Teens)
Muse Magazine (Science and Discovery)
Explore Magazine (Science)
Cicada Magazine (Fiction and Poetry)
Cricket Magazine (Various Fiction)
Cobblestone (American History)
Calliope (World History)
Faces (World Cultures and Geography)
Dig (Archeology)
Footsteps (African American History)
Odyssey (Science)
Choices (Scholastic's Teen Issues)

For more challenging articles and stories, consider the following magazines:
Weatherwise
Astronomy
Archeology
American History

Short Story Anthologies

The Color of Absence: 12 Stories About Loss and Hopeby James Howe
Athletic Shortsby Chris Crutcher
Baseball in April and Other Stories by Gary Soto
Local News by Gary Soto
Stories From El Barrio by Piri Thomas
Visionsby Donald Gallo
Connectionsby Donald Gallo
Sixteenby Donald Gallo
No Easy Answers: Teens Making Tough Choicesby Donald Gallo
Join In: Multiethnic Short Storiesby Donald Gallo
On the Fringeby Donald Gallo
Time Capsuleby Donald Gallo
8 Plus 1by Robert Cormier
American Eyes: New Asian-American Short Stories Lori Carlson
American Dragons: 25 Asian American Voices by Laurence Yep
A Walk in My World: International Short Storiesby Anne Mazer
A Gathering of Flowers by Joyce Carol Thomas
Love and Sexby Michael Cart
Working Days by Anne Mazer
A Couple of Kooks by Cynthia Rylant
145th Street by Walter Dean Myers
Girl Goddess #9 by Francesca Lia Block
Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future by Michael Cart
A Way Out of No Way: Writings About Growing Up Black in America by Jacqueline Woodson
Doing Time: Notes From the Undergrad: by Robb Thomas
Leaving Home by Hazel Rochman
Who Do You Think You Are?: Stories of Friends and Enemies by Hazel Rochman
A Starfarer’s Dozen: Stories of Things to Come by Michael Stearns
Bad Behavior by Mary Higgins Clark
2041: Twelve Shorts Stories About the Future by Jane Yolen
Twelve Shots: Outstanding Short Stories About Guns by Harry Mazer
The Call and Other Stories by Robert Westall
Places I Never Meant to Be by Judy Blume
Kissing Tennessee by Kathi Appelt
On the Edge: Stories on the Brink by Lois Duncan
America Street by Anne Mazer
Coming of Age in America by Mary Frosch
What’s in a Name? by Ellen Wittlinger
Uncovered by Paul Jennings
Some of the Kinder Planets Tim Wynne Jones
The Book of Changes by Tim Wynne Jones
Lord of the Fries by Tim Wynne Jones

Traveling On Into the Light by Martha Brooks

Help Wanted: Short Stories About Young People Working by Anita Silvey
Believing is Seeing by Diana Wynne Jones
Sudden Fiction by Robert Shapard

Essays (and Articles)

Starting with I by Youth Communication/Andrea Estepa and Philip Kay
Living Up the Street: Narrative Recollections by Gary Soto
A Summer Life: Short Essays by Gary Soto
How Race is Lived in America by Correspondents of the new York Times
Small Wonder by Barbara Kingsolver
Blue Jean: What Women are Thinking, Saying and Doing by Sherry Handel
"My Turn" (a weekly column in Newsweek Magazine)