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Flying lessons & other stories

by T, DONN

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2017 2017
  OverDrive Listen
Availability: Available from OverDrive 3 of 3 copies
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Summary
From basketball dreams and family fiascos to first crushes and new neighborhoods, this anthology, written by award-winning children's authors, celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.
Contents
How to transform an everyday, ordinary hoop court into a place of higher learning and you at the podium / by Matt de la Peña
The difficult path / by Grace Lin
Sol Painting Inc. / by Meg Medina
Secret Samantha / by Tim Federle
The beans and rice chronicles / by Kelly J. Baptist
Choctaw Bigfoot, midnight in the mountains / by Tim Tingle
Main Street / by Jacqueline Woodson
Flying lessons / by Soman Chainani
Seventy-six dollars and forty-nine cents / by Kwame Alexander
Sometimes a dream needs a push / by Walter Dean Myers.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* This collaboration with We Need Diverse Books has no single overarching theme. Instead, its 10 award-winning contributors bring their own diversity to individual, idiosyncratic stories that reflect a variety of themes and subjects. The book is dedicated to the late Walter Dean Myers, who is well represented in the collection with his satisfying story about a physically challenged boy, his father, and wheelchair basketball. Though the stories are roundly excellent authors include Kelly J. Baptist, Grace Lin, Tim Tingle, and Meg Medina a few do stand out. Matt de la Peña writes about a young Latino boy for whom basketball is a way out to a better life. Tim Federle tells a lighthearted story about Secret Santas and the gift of friendship. Then there is Jacqueline Woodson's beautiful offering about love, loss, and an interracial friendship; Soman Chainani's irresistible tale about a lonely American boy on vacation with his Auntie Mame of a grandmother; and Kwame Alexander's teasingly imaginative story in verse about a boy who acquires a magic power or does he? No matter if he doesn't, for there's plenty of magic in this collection to go around.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Children's stories, American
Short stories
Juvenile Literature
Short Stories
Juvenile Fiction
Audiobooks.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2017
2017
Other Titles Flying lessons and other stories
Contributors Oh, Ellen, editor, narrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Ellen Oh.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Listen
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9781524721169
9781524721169
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