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Flying Lessons by Ellen Oh

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.








ISBN: 978-1-101-93459-3

Available January 3, 2017:

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“Inclusive, authentic, and eminently readable, this collection of short stories is an excellent addition for libraries and classrooms.”
– School Library Journal, starred review

“The collection as a whole highlights the importance of perspective, perseverance, wonder, courage, and creativity during the middle school years. . . . Thought-provoking and wide-ranging, this first anthology from WNDB should not be missed.”
– Publishers Weekly, starred review

“There’s plenty of magic in this collection to go around.”
– Booklist, starred review

“A natural for middle school classrooms and libraries, this strong collection should find eager readers.”
– Kirkus Reviews, starred review


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