Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Flying Lessons and Other Stories by Ellen Oh - ADVISABLE

Oh, Ellen (Editor), Flying Lessons & Other Stories, 216 pgs., Random House Children’s Books, 2017. Language: G ( 0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G .   

This compilation of 10 different stories by 10 different authors celebrates diversity – and – basketball, independence, friendship, family, and culture.  We need Diverse Books organized this anthology because we need more books with children of color, with children with disabilities and with children in various life circumstances.  

Every story was well written, and the message of diversity wasn’t “in your face.”  This is a great collection of authors – Kwame Alexander, Kelly J. Baptist, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Pena, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Tingle, and Jacqueline Woodson. Children and teens that read these stories will see themselves, universal truths, and diverse lives.  

EL, MS – ADVISABLE  Lisa Librarian

No comments: