Search Results: "Tanya Lee Stone"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A bracing, vivacious account of a pioneering woman. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
"Women cannot be doctors. They should not be doctors." Elizabeth Blackwell received 28 rejections from medical schools before one accepted her. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2008

"A fine introduction for very young readers to the woman and her key role in American history. (author's note, sources) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
In lively prose well-matched by Gibbon's irrepressible images, Stone tells the story of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"An exceptionally well-researched, lovingly crafted and important tribute to unsung American heroes. (photographs, chronology, sources note, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
The fascinating untold story of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, America's first black paratroopers. Read full book review >

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GIRL RISING by Tanya Lee Stone
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A moving account of hardships and triumphs that is bound to inspire future activists, this is a devastating but crucial read. (author's note, appendix, bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
Although unfortunate circumstances in developing countries prevent girls from getting educations, nevertheless they remain resilient. Read full book review >

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A BAD BOY CAN BE GOOD FOR A GIRL by Tanya Lee Stone
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"But those with SATs on their minds will find this shallow, repetitive and empty. (Fiction. YA)"
Three high-school girls take turns relating their separate experiences with the same bad boy, a senior jock who seems only interested in one thing: "nailing" them. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Handsomely illustrated with photographs, this empowering story will leave readers inspired. (foreword, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
The fascinating, dramatic story of the "Mercury 13," a group of women aviators who proved to be as courageous, intelligent and fit as any man, but who were nonetheless barred from NASA's astronaut program because of their gender. Read full book review >

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ELLA FITZGERALD by Tanya Lee Stone
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Readers will come away knowing much more about jazz history than they would have expected and will find it hard to stop reading about this fascinating woman. (source notes, bibliography, index, author's note) (Biography. 11+)"
Explaining that the story of her subject's life was often filled with misinformation, Stone uses extensive resources to set the record straight. Read full book review >

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SANDY’S CIRCUS by Tanya Lee Stone
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Spritely, noteworthy and nicely timed to Calder's 110th birthday. (author's note, source note) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
Examining Calder's childhood and young adulthood, Stone focuses on his interest in craft and machinery. Read full book review >

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THE COLDSTONE CONFLICT by David Lee Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Consider this finale (published overseas in 2007) Terry Pratchett lite for fans of sword and sorcery bonbons. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Thanks to a remarkably stupid trick in the previous episode (The Vanquish Vendetta, 2014), a soul-stealing dark god has escaped its ancient prison and is out for revenge. Time to open a fresh can of heroes.Read full book review >

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THE SHADEWELL SHENANIGANS by David Lee Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Chaotic as usual, this latest entry in the Illmore series is a thoroughly entertaining romp. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The likably despicable denizens of Illmoor are back, and once again it's not exactly clear who to root for. Read full book review >

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THE RATASTROPHE CATASTROPHE by David Lee Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Luscious silliness, in which honor and bravery can only be rewarded by a cat 'widdling' in a young hero's ear. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A delightfully nasty Pied Piper retold in the style of Terry Pratchett (though in no way resembling The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, 2001). Read full book review >