Flying Lessons & Other Stories

Flying Lessons & Other Stories

For the hardback, see ISBN13: 9781101934593. 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 Pea, Tim Federle, Grace For the hardback, see ISBN13: 9781101934593. Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crus...

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Title:Flying Lessons & Other Stories
Author:Ellen Oh
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Genres:Short Stories
ISBN:B01MSPKN5L
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Audible Audio
Number of Pages:4 pages pages

Flying Lessons & Other Stories Reviews

  • Kelly
    Aug 11, 2018
    Released under the "We Need Diverse Books" imprint, and it does an excellent job proving once again why that statement could not be more urgently true. Many of these stories were about coming of age, starting to take on more mature responsibilities while at the same time coming to term...
  • Donalyn
    Feb 05, 2017
    Fabulous anthology with a mix of genres and perspectives represented. A must-have for middle school and high school classrooms and libraries. ...
  • Sarah Johnson
    Feb 08, 2017
    Read this as soon as possible. This may be the best book I read this year... I know, it's only February, but it will take a lot for this to be my second favorite book of 2017. ...
  • Meg - A Bookish Affair
    Jan 06, 2017
    4.5 stars. One of the things that initially got me into reading as a youngster was the ability that books had to let me see through new eyes and walk that proverbial mile in someone else's shoes. I think it is so important for everyone but for children and teenagers to have access to a...
  • Laela
    Mar 08, 2017
    It's hard to find a good short story book. They aren't put out as much as they used to be. I was was delighted to find this book and will be eager to share it with readers in the future. I liked each of the stories. Some more than others. Kwame Alexander's story stole the show for ...
  • Ron Charles
    Jan 10, 2017
    Had the pleasure of interviewing the editor, Ellen Oh, about this great new collection of stories for kids. To watch, go to The Washington Post Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/roncharles/p... ...
  • Beth
    Nov 30, 2017
    I'm not usually a fan of short story anthologies but this one, edited by one of the founders of #WeNeedDiverseBooks, is fabulous. ...
  • The Reading Countess
    Feb 26, 2017
    This is a book that must be read-by parents, students, teachers...Having taught in a myriad of teaching environments, I can assure that students who look in the mirror as they turn the pages of Flying Lessons and Other Stories AS WELL AS (or perhaps, ESPECIALLY) the students who DO NOT...
  • Diana
    Jan 16, 2017
    ***DISCLAIMER: This review contains an overuse of the word "Different."*** You know what's great about anthologies? It's all these different stories written by different authors with different view points, different lives, different writing styles, different ideas coming together to...
  • Leeanna
    Jan 03, 2017
    This review is also on my blog, Leeanna.me. == FLYING LESSONS AND OTHER STORIES is a short but powerful anthology of diverse stories by diverse authors. Really, these stories could fit into any anthology, because the themes -- sibling relationships, first crushes, friendship, etc...
  • Holly
    Apr 20, 2017
    Fabulous anthology of short stories by award-winning authors. I'm glad I bought this book because I want to use a few as read alouds. My favorites were Matt de la Pena's "How to Transform an Everyday, Ordinary Hoop Court into a Place of Higher Learning and You at the Podium" and Kwame ...
  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)
    Dec 21, 2016
    Flying Lessons and Other Stories by Ellen Oh Flying Lessons and Other Stories are a solid anthology. I love the recurring theme of the short stories which is the lessons you can glean after reading each one. All of the stories feature those kids who are usually unseen. The underpriv...
  • Jamie (Books and Ladders)
    Jan 06, 2017
    This was such a good anthology of stories and they were all diverse which makes them that much better. I have a love-hate relationship with anthologies in general because I feel like short stories sometimes try to do too much with the little bit of room they have and some of the storie...
  • Gloria
    Dec 18, 2017
    I don't usually read short stories, but I ended up enjoying most of the stories in this anthology. Some great stories by authors who support We Need Diverse Books. ...
  • Sara (sarawithoutanH)
    Feb 24, 2017
    This was a cute anthology. I didn't do much research before listening to this on audio, so I didn't realize it was middle grade. I don't personally enjoy MG, but I think that it's such an important collection of diverse stories for younger readers. There were so many characters from di...
  • Jacquelyn
    Jan 26, 2017
    I think that no matter what my rating of this book is, that this is an important read, especially for kidlit. I think it's awesome to see more diverse stories (whether that's based off ethnicity, religion, disability, sexuality, race, etc.) targeted at smaller kids. I think that's amaz...
  • Melissa Williams
    Jun 26, 2017
    I would give some of these stories 5 stars. Others, I would give 4. One or two, I might give 3 stars, but that is mostly because they just don't fit my personal taste in style and subject. There are 10 stories by 10 diverse authors in this collection, and by and large, it's excellent....
  • Lesley Burnap
    Jul 21, 2016
    A must read for everyone! Kids, maybe, grade 5+. Many voices represented here. Hope to read more from We Need Diverse Books-maybe even stories for much younger readers? ...
  • Mohammed Rasheen
    May 24, 2017
    Flying lessons and other stories is a anthology fresh and fun each one of the stories by a young line up of literary vanguard. these stories most of them talks about the importance of fighting ones own comfort zone. totally worth it. recommends to people who like young adult and middle...
  • Brittany
    Apr 03, 2017
    So, I have been a little distracted with my reading lately. I coach two sports in the spring, so I have small snippets of free time. This book was perfect for that. They stories were by some of my favorite authors and I kept looking forward to the next, great one. One that really st...
  • Emily Mead
    Jan 11, 2017
    This anthology makes me so happy. YES for diverse middle grade books about all different kinds of things - about being a trans kid, disabled, PoC, native...and the diversity is intersectional too. The only drawback to it is that 1) the stories are INCREDIBLY short, and often it's l...
  • Adriyanna Zimmermann
    Jun 08, 2017
    Actual rating: 4.25/5 stars ...
  • Lola
    Jun 26, 2018
    To my astonishment, I was able to read this book in one sitting. I?m not surprised I could read *a* book in one sitting, but anthologies are not my thing. In total, I may have ? may have ? read two or three others in entire life, and there isn?t one I read from beginning to...
  • Alison
    Mar 22, 2017
    I may consider going through and rating each story but they were all so good! I really enjoyed these! ...
  • Nat
    Jan 06, 2017
    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. Flying Lessons & Other Stories includes a variety of characters ? from d...
  • CW (Read Think Ponder)
    Jan 08, 2017
    I loved Flying Lessons and Other Stories. This book was the perfect book to start off 2017 - it filled me with so much joy, reminded me of the ups and downs of youth, and filled me with so much hope -- hope, because kids with marginalized identities may read this book and find themselv...
  • Bogi Takács
    Jan 14, 2017
    I will probably not review this one at length, I read it because I wanted to relax with fun middle grade stories and loved the lineup. It did not go as well as I thought it would. So just some brief points. I did not want to see in an explicitly diversity-themed book: * using fatne...
  • Chelsea
    Apr 08, 2017
    review also posted on Wordpress! spoiler-free review! Flying Lessons and Other Stories is probably the first anthology I have ever read. As expected, I wanted more from each story, but I enjoyed them all nonetheless! This anthology features diverse stories written by diverse authors...
  • Rida Imran
    Dec 18, 2017
    Do you ever read a book that makes you feel all happy, warm and fuzzy? This was that book. I don't what to say about it. All the stories were beautiful and unique in their own. They felt pure. 5 stars seems less for this book. If I were to individually write about all these stor...
  • David J. Naiman
    Jan 11, 2018
    Some submissions read like short stories and others like an early chapter in a book, but all have an interesting story and perspective to share. Well done by all. ...