Tanya Lee Stone

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Tanya Lee Stone is an award-winning author of books for kids and teens. Her work, which includes YA fiction (A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl), picture books (Elizabeth Leads the Way and Sandy's Circus), and nonfiction (Almost Astronauts and The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie) has won national awards such as the ALA's Sibert Medal, SCBWI's Golden Kite Award, YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction, Jane Addams Book Award Honor, Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, NCTE's Orbus Pictus, and Bank Street's Flora Steiglitz Award. Forthcoming titles include Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?! and The House that Jane Built (Holt 2013) and Courage Has No Color (Candlewick 2013).

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“Josie

Now, I have never understood all that
he’s-my-other-half
soul mate stuff
or when people sometimes talk about
having an empty pace inside
or that they’re missing pieces or something.
But then
he walked over
and fit himself
right into my puzzle.

Nicolette

It never occurred to me I couldn’t change
the way things are
whenever I wanted to.
I mean, I’ve always been the one calling the shots…

Avivia

He has a way of sliding out of trouble,
plays the innocent really well.
Grown-ups seem to think he’s such a good boy.
They are so wrong.
This boy gets any girl he wants.
Why does he want me? ”
Tanya Lee Stone, A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl

“What is courage? What is strength? Perhaps it is ready to fight for your nation even when your nation isn't ready to fight for you.”
Tanya Lee Stone, Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America's First Black Paratroopers

“Maybe making something of yourself is as simple as having the gumption to do something bigger than you could have ever imagined, of walking, no marching straight into the center of fear all while playing a horn, blowing your worries into sweet, bold, triumphant music.”
Tanya Lee Stone, The Great War: Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War

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What book should we read in April?

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The Center of Everything by Linda Urban (write-in)
 
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navigating early (write-in)
 
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jinx (write-in)
 
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One came home (write-in)
 
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Hokey Pokey (write-in)
 
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Jinx by Sage Blackwood (write-in)
 
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Center of Everything (write-in)
 
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Center of Everything (read: One Came Home: book is hobbled by uncertain characterization of main character; Jinx is delightful (aimed at younger readers) (write-in)
 
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One Came Home
 
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