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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.Table of Contents & Cast of Narrators:"Foreword," written and read by Ellen Oh "How to Transform an Everyday Hoop Court Into a Place of Higher Learning and You at the Podium" by Matt de la Peña, read by Dion Graham "The Difficult Path" by Grace Lin, read by Samantha Quan "Sol Painting, Inc.," written and read by Meg Medina "Secret Samantha" by Tim Federle, read by Julia Whelan "The Beans and Rice Chronicles of Isaiah Dunn" by Kelly J. Baptist, read by Adam Lazarre-White "Choctaw Bigfoot, Midnight in the Mountains," written and read by Tim Tingle "Main Street" by Jacqueline Woodson, read by Abigail Revasch "Flying Lessons" by Soman Chainani, read by Sunil Malhotra "Seventy-Six Dollars and Forty-Nine Cents," written and read by Kwame Alexander "Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push" by Walter Dean Myers, read by Dominic Hoffman ABOUT WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS, read by Ellen Oh"There's plenty of magic in this collection to go around." -Booklist, Starred"A natural for middle school classrooms and libraries, this strong collection should find eager readers" -Kirkus, Starred"Inclusive, authentic, and eminently readable, this collection of short stories is an excellent addition for libraries and classrooms."-School Library Journal, Starred
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01/03/2017
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English
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9781524721169
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Level 5, 6 Points
Lexile Score:
800
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Ellen Oh. (2017). Flying Lessons & Other Stories. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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Ellen Oh. 2017. Flying Lessons & Other Stories. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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        Starred review from November 14, 2016
        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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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.
Table of Contents & Cast of Narrators:
"Foreword," written and read by Ellen Oh
"How to Transform an Everyday Hoop Court Into a Place of Higher Learning and You at the Podium" by Matt de la Peña, read by Dion Graham
"The Difficult Path" by Grace Lin, read by Samantha Quan
"Sol Painting, Inc.," written and read by Meg Medina
"Secret Samantha" by Tim Federle, read by Julia Whelan
"The Beans and Rice Chronicles of Isaiah Dunn" by Kelly J. Baptist, read by Adam Lazarre-White
"Choctaw Bigfoot, Midnight in the Mountains," written and read by Tim Tingle
"Main Street" by Jacqueline Woodson, read by Abigail Revasch
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"Seventy-Six Dollars and Forty-Nine Cents," written and read by Kwame Alexander
"Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push" by Walter Dean Myers, read by Dominic Hoffman
ABOUT WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS, read by Ellen Oh
"There's plenty of magic in this collection to go around." -Booklist, Starred
"A natural for middle school classrooms and libraries, this strong collection should find eager readers"
-Kirkus, Starred
"Inclusive, authentic, and eminently readable, this collection of short stories is an excellent addition for libraries and classrooms."-School Library Journal, Starred
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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.

From these distinguished authors come ten distinct and vibrant stories.
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