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Tanya Lee Stone
Tanya Lee Stone is an award-winning author of books for kids and teens. Stone went to performing arts high school in New Haven, CT and went on to major in English at Oberlin College (and study Voice at Oberlin Conservatory). After graduation she moved to New York and became an editor. Stone was... show more

Tanya Lee Stone is an award-winning author of books for kids and teens. Stone went to performing arts high school in New Haven, CT and went on to major in English at Oberlin College (and study Voice at Oberlin Conservatory). After graduation she moved to New York and became an editor. Stone was an editor for more than a dozen years and has a Masters Degree in Science Education. She teaches Writing for Children at Champlain College.After moving to Vermont, Stone became a full-time writer and has published more than 90 books for young readers. She writes picture books, nonfiction, and Young Adult fiction. Her newest nonfiction books have garnered some major awards. Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream (Candlewick 09), received a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, Jane Addams Honor, YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, Orbis Pictus Honor, and was awarded ALA's Sibert Medal for the best nonfiction book for young readers of 2010. The Good the Bad, and the Barbie won SCBWI's Golden Kite Award for the best nonfiction book of the year for 2011. Her Young Adult novel, A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl (Wendy Lamb/Random House) was an IRA Young Adult Choice, an ALA Quick Picks, an NYPL Book for the Teen Age, and SLJ Book of the Month. Her newest nonfiction picture books, Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote and Sandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder received starred reviews and were put on several state award lists. Elizabeth Leads the Way is also an ALA Notable, an Amelia Bloomer Award title, and a CBC Notable Social Studies Book. Forthcoming titles include picture books about Elizabeth Blackwell and Jane Addams, as well as a YA nonfiction book about the first black paratroopers in WWII called Courage Has No Color.
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Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it 9 months ago
This is an incredibly informative book on an important issue all over the world. It's a quick read for anyone interested in brushing up on the subject and getting involved. Most of the information wasn't new for me as it was also mostly covered in Half the Sky, but it was sorted and presented differ...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it 9 months ago
This is an incredibly informative book on an important issue all over the world. It's a quick read for anyone interested in brushing up on the subject and getting involved.Most of the information wasn't new for me as it was also mostly covered in Half the Sky, but it was sorted and presented differe...
Yakmum
Yakmum rated it 3 years ago
Ya/Coming of Age/ In this novel in verse story, we hear the voices of three girls who are hurt by the same boy. Each of the girls is unique and yet representative of a different group of girls. The boy is a football/baseball player who just seems to want to "nail" a girl. Each of the girls is strong...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it 3 years ago
Less stars because I feel this would be better as a picture book than as an audiobook, and because it's aimed at middle schoolers (which is great, but not what I was hoping it would be), thus spending a lot of time on very basic feminism (yay! teaching middle schoolers feminism!). So it dragged a bi...
MargaretBolingMullin
MargaretBolingMullin rated it 4 years ago
2/5/14 ** One measure of good non-fiction is a well-researched story that helps the reader learn new aspects of a tale while also helping the reader integrate information s/he might already have known. I was fascinated to learn of how African-Americans have been systematically excluded from histor...
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