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Flying Lessons & Other Stories
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Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology—written by the best children's authors—celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us. In a partnership with We Need Diverse Books, industry giants Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Tingle, and Jacqueline Woodson join newcomer Kelly J. Baptist in a story collection that is as humorous as it is heartfelt. This impressive group of authors has earned among them every major award in children's publishing and popularity as New York Times bestsellers. From these distinguished authors come ten distinct and vibrant stories."There's plenty of magic in this collection to go around." -Booklist, Starred"A natural for middle school classrooms and libraries." -Kirkus, Starred"Inclusive, authentic, and eminently readable."-School Library Journal, Starred"Thought provoking and wide-ranging...should not be missed." -Publishers Weekly, Starred "Read more books by these authors." -Bulletin, Starred
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Ellen Oh. (2017). Flying Lessons & Other Stories. Random House Children's Books.

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Ellen Oh. 2017. Flying Lessons & Other Stories. Random House Children's Books.

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        This short story collection, edited and introduced by We Need Diverse Books cofounder Oh, features 10 stories “for all of us” from authors who include Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Meg Medina, and Walter Dean Myers. Each story stands on its own, but the collection as a whole highlights the importance of perspective, perseverance, wonder, courage, and creativity during the middle school years. A thoughtful entry from Matt de la Peña, written in second person, centers on a Mexican-American teenager who does well at school but sees basketball as a “path to those tree-lined lives they always show on TV.” In Grace Lin’s delightful “The Difficult Path,” literacy proves an unexpected ticket to a life with pirates for a Chinese girl eager to escape an arranged marriage. And Jacqueline Woodson’s elegiac “Main Street” focuses on the relationship between an 11-year-old white girl and her “tall and brown and beautiful” best friend in a New Hampshire town where “the leaves were the only color.” Thought provoking and wide-ranging, this first anthology from WNDB should not be missed. Ages 8–12. Agent: Barry Goldblatt, Barry Goldblatt Literary.

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In a partnership with We Need Diverse Books, industry giants Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Tingle, and Jacqueline Woodson join newcomer Kelly J. Baptist in a story collection that is as humorous as it is heartfelt. This impressive group of authors has earned among them every major award in children's publishing and popularity as New York Times bestsellers.

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"There's plenty of magic in this collection to go around." -Booklist, Starred
"A natural for middle school classrooms and libraries." -Kirkus, Starred
"Inclusive, authentic, and eminently readable."-School Library Journal, Starred
"Thought provoking and wide-ranging...should not be missed." -Publishers Weekly, Starred
"Read more books by these authors." -Bulletin, Starred
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