From We Need Diverse Books, the organization behind Flying Lessons & Other Stories, comes another middle-grade short-story collection--this one focused on exploring acts of bravery--featuring some of the best own-voices children's authors, including R. J. Palacio (Wonder), Rita Williams-Garcia (One Crazy Summer), Linda Sue Park (A Long Walk to Water), and many more.
Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich is the author of the 8th Grade Superzero, which was named an ILA Notable Book for a Global Society and an NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. She also writes nonfiction, including Above and Beyond- NASA's Journey to Tomorrow and Someday is Now- Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-Ins. She is the coauthor of the middle-grade novel Two Naomis, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and is a Junior Library Guild selection, and its sequel, Naomis Too. She is a member of the Brown Bookshelf and the advisory board of We Need Diverse Books. She has contributed to numerous anthologies for children, teens, and educators; holds an MA in education; and writes frequently on literacy-related topics for Brightly. Visit her online at olugbemisolabooks.com.
"A stellar collection that, in celebrating heroes, helps readers
find the universal in the specific." -Kirkus Reviews starred
"A great anthology with a message of spreading kindness and hope." -School Library Journal
"There is a story here for everyone." -Booklist
"These accomplished stories triumphantly redefine the meaning of the word hero." -Publishers Weekly
"As with the two previous anthologies from We Need Diverse Books, this collection admirably succeeds in making available to all readers a wider and more representative range of American voices and protagonists." -The Washington Post
Praise for Flying Lessons & Other Stories:
An ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick!
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year!
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year!
A New York Public Library's Best Books for Kids Selection
!A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection!
FIVE STARRED REVIEWS!
"Should not be missed." -Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Inclusive, authentic, and eminently readable." -School Library Journal, Starred Review
"There's plenty of magic in this collection to go around." -Booklist, Starred Review
"Universal themes." -Kirkus, Starred Review
"A glittering cast of writers." -The Bulletin, Starred Review
"Will resonate with any kid who's ever felt different-which is to say, every kid." -Time
"An unusually strong collection." -The Horn Book