Flying lessons & other stories [electronic resource]. Ellen Oh.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology—written by the best children's authors—celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us. In a partnership with We Need Diverse Books, industry giants Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Tingle, and Jacqueline Woodson join newcomer Kelly J. Baptist in a story collection that is as humorous as it is heartfelt. This impressive group of authors has earned among them every major award in children's publishing and popularity as New York Times bestsellers. From these distinguished authors come ten distinct and vibrant stories.Table of Contents & Cast of Narrators:"Foreword," written and read by Ellen Oh "How to Transform an Everyday Hoop Court Into a Place of Higher Learning and You at the Podium" by Matt de la Peña, read by Dion Graham "The Difficult Path" by Grace Lin, read by Samantha Quan "Sol Painting, Inc.," written and read by Meg Medina "Secret Samantha" by Tim Federle, read by Julia Whelan "The Beans and Rice Chronicles of Isaiah Dunn" by Kelly J. Baptist, read by Adam Lazarre-White "Choctaw Bigfoot, Midnight in the Mountains," written and read by Tim Tingle "Main Street" by Jacqueline Woodson, read by Abigail Revasch "Flying Lessons" by Soman Chainani, read by Sunil Malhotra "Seventy-Six Dollars and Forty-Nine Cents," written and read by Kwame Alexander "Sometimes a Dream Needs a Push" by Walter Dean Myers, read by Dominic Hoffman ABOUT WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS, read by Ellen Oh"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
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      Narrator: Ellen Oh.
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    • Other Titles:
      Flying lessons and other stories.
    • ISBN:
      9781524721169 (sound recording)
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      OH, E.; OH, E. Flying lessons & other stories. [electronic resource]. Unabridged. [s. l.]: Listening Library (Audio), 2017. ISBN 9781524721169. Disponível em: Acesso em: 9 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Oh E, Oh E. Flying Lessons & Other Stories. [Electronic Resource]. Unabridged. Listening Library (Audio); 2017. Accessed August 9, 2020.
    • APA:
      Oh, E., & Oh, E. (2017). Flying lessons & other stories. [electronic resource] (Unabridged.). Listening Library (Audio).
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Oh, Ellen, and Ellen Oh. 2017. Flying Lessons & Other Stories. [Electronic Resource]. Unabridged. Listening Library (Audio).
    • Harvard:
      Oh, E. and Oh, E. (2017) Flying lessons & other stories. [electronic resource]. Unabridged. Listening Library (Audio). Available at: (Accessed: 9 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Oh, E & Oh, E 2017, Flying lessons & other stories. [electronic resource], Unabridged., Listening Library (Audio), viewed 9 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Oh, Ellen, and Ellen Oh. Flying Lessons & Other Stories. [Electronic Resource]. Unabridged., Listening Library (Audio), 2017. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Oh, Ellen, and Ellen Oh. Flying Lessons & Other Stories. [Electronic Resource]. Unabridged. Listening Library (Audio), 2017.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Oh E, Oh E. Flying lessons & other stories. [electronic resource] [Internet]. Unabridged. Listening Library (Audio); 2017 [cited 2020 Aug 9]. Available from:


PW Reviews 2017 April #4

We Need Diverse Books cofounder Oh brings together some of juvenile fiction's top stars with this collection of stories about young people of many races, cultures, and sexual orientations. All of the performances in the audio edition of this anthology are good, but two in particular are outstanding: Sunil Malhotra, a character actor with a string of high-profile narration credits, brings a nerdy vulnerability to the titular "Flying Lessons" by Soman Chainani. Portraying an uncertain Indian-American tween and his larger-than-life grandmother on a European vacation, Malhotra captures both characters' deepest longings. In another terrific performance, author Kwame Alexander recites his own fast-talking poetry-as-prose contribution to the collection, "Seventy-Six Dollars and Forty-Nine Cents," about a boy who may or may not have mind-reading superpowers. While the audio format doesn't allow listeners to witness the unusual structure of Alexander's "novella in verse" with its brief lines, numerous parenthetical asides, and copious wordplay, it's a whole lot of fun to hear as Alexander whips through one autobiographical poem after another in a grand musical rhythm. Honorable mention for this collection goes to voice actor Julia Whelan for her sensitive performance of "Secret Samantha" by Tim Federle. Ages 8–12. A Crown hardcover. (Jan.)

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