Multicultural Book of the Month: Flying Lessons & Other Stories

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Flying Lessons & Other Stories
Flying Lessons & Other Stories

edited by Ellen Oh, co-founder of We Need Diverse Books


Flying Lessons & Other Stories is a collection of short stories by a diverse group of distinguished children’s book authors, published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books (WNDB).

From basketball dreams to family fiascos, from first crushes to new neighbourhoods, this bold anthology celebrates our uniqueness and universality with heartfelt, vibrant and humourous stories for middle grade students.


Flying Lessons & Other Stories features stories by the following award-winning authors:

Kwame Alexander (Booked)

Soman Chainani (The School for Good and Evil)

Matt de la Peña (Last Stop on Market Street)

Tim Federle (The Great American Whatever)

Grace Lin (When the Sea Turned to Silver)

Meg Medina (Burn Baby Burn)

Walter Dean Myers (Monster)

Tim Tingle (How I Became A Ghost)

Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming)

Kelly J. Baptist (a newcomer who won the recent WNDB short story contest)

“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

“Thought provoking and wide-ranging, this first anthology from WNDB should not be missed.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred 

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*You can buy any of the books on this site from Amazon USA, CAN or UK by clicking on the book titles or images*

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