Flying Lessons & Other Stories by various authors audiobook

Flying Lessons & Other Stories

Edited by Ellen Oh
With stories by various authors
Read by Dion GrahamMeg Medina , and others

Listening Library, Listening Library (Audio) 9781101934593
4.59 Hours 1
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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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Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for January 2017

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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Thought provoking and wide-ranging, this first anthology from WNDB should not be missed. Publishers Weekly, Starred
Whether or not middle-schoolers read the afterword . . . they are sure to agree that they need to read more books by these authors, whose storytelling styles and genuine feel for adolescent struggles and triumphs will inspire them to seek out their other work. The Bulletin, Starred
Inclusive, authentic, and eminently readable, this collection of short stories is an excellent addition for libraries and classrooms. School Library Journal, Starred
A natural for middle school classrooms and libraries, this strong collection should find eager readers. Kirkus Reviews, Starred
“An anthology packed with lively stories from standout children’s authors, and a winning ensemble of narrators brings the collection to life. Every listener will find stories they can relate to and opportunities to exercise their empathy. If your kid isn’t already hooked on short stories, this collection will be a great introduction to their magic.” ReadBrightly (An Ultimate Audiobook Pick for Summer 2017)
There’s plenty of magic in this collection to go around. Booklist, Starred
“There’s a story for every listener in this lively and winning anthology from We Need Diverse Books. Dion Graham brings just the right energy and keen understanding to Matt de la Peña’s brilliant “How to Transform an Everyday Hoop Court into a Place of Higher Learning and You at the Podium.” Tim Federle’s “Secret Samantha,” as narrated by Julia Whelan, is another standout, and authors Meg Medina, Tim Tingle, and Kwame Alexander each bring their own authentic voices and storytelling chops to their entries. All of the narrators here deliver skilled readings, matching the moods of the ten stories. It’s a collection to be savored and the perfect introduction to these superb authors.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: various authors

Author Bio: various authors

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.59
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English