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Tanya Lee Stone studied English at Oberlin College and was an editor of children's nonfiction for many years. She also has a Masters Degree. She teaches writing at Champlain College. After many years as an editor. Tanya moved to Vermont and returned to writing. This award-winning author has written show more titles that include the young adult novel, A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl, Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald , picture books Elizabeth Leads the Way, Sandy's Circus, and Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? She has also written narrative nonfiction with her titles: Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream, and The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie. In 2014 her title, Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Tanya Lee Stone

Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald (2008) 39 copies
Living in a World of Green (2001) 10 copies
Beaver (Wild America) (2003) 9 copies
Goats (Wild Wild World) (2003) 9 copies
Mars (Blastoff) (2002) 8 copies
Living in a World of Blue (2001) 7 copies
Ants (Wild Wild World) (2003) 7 copies
Snails (Wild Wild World) (2003) 7 copies
Spiders (Wild Wild World) (2003) 6 copies
Toads (Wild America) (2002) 6 copies
Mercury (Blastoff) (2003) 6 copies
El Marpache (2002) 5 copies
Mouse (Wild America) (2003) 5 copies
Owls (Wild Wild World) (2003) 5 copies
Wild America - Opossum (2003) 4 copies
Turtles (Wild Wild World) (2003) 4 copies
Koalas (Wild Wild World) (2003) 4 copies
Saturn (Blastoff) (2002) 4 copies
Rabbits (2002) 4 copies
Skunk (Wild America) (2002) 3 copies
Venus (Blastoff) (2003) 3 copies
Lions (Wild Wild World) (2003) 3 copies
Murals & Metaphors (2006) — Author — 3 copies
Lizards (Wild Wild World) (2003) 3 copies
Fiddler crabs (2003) 2 copies
Earthworm (Wild America) (2003) 2 copies
Pigs (Wild Wild World) (2003) 2 copies
Cold Black Preach (1920) 1 copy

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ABC (43) alphabet (98) alphabet book (25) America (32) American history (51) art (36) astronauts (85) biographies (25) biography (376) children's (49) civil rights (29) fall (26) feminism (38) fiction (31) freedom (27) Halloween (47) high school (25) history (244) holiday (27) holidays (48) informational (24) NASA (58) non-fiction (461) Passover (53) picture book (131) relationships (28) science (56) sex (28) short stories (25) social studies (37) space (62) Thanksgiving (146) to-read (171) voting (42) women (116) women's history (39) women's rights (98) WWII (56) YA (53) young adult (52)

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How have I never heard about Jane Addams?!
caaleros | 30 other reviews | May 17, 2024 |
Gr 5–8—Stone masterly interweaves the stories of Japanese American teens living in U.S. concentration camps and
Japanese adolescents who were secretly charged with manufacturing balloon bombs that were launched at the U.S.
during WWII. With impeccable research and compelling firsthand accounts, this is an incredible story of a miraculous
BackstoryBooks | 2 other reviews | Apr 1, 2024 |
A lively telling of the contributions of Ada Lovelace to computer science, focused on her ability to combine mathematical thinking with creativity and innovation.
sloth852 | 4 other reviews | Jan 17, 2024 |
There is something about Tanya Lee Stone's writing that I don't like. The tone, I think. When it comes to non-fiction, I like an authoritative, detached perspective from the author. Stone, to my everlasting dismay, subtly editorializes right and left in an overtly feminist "Rah Rah Women!" kind of way. I'm totally pro-woman, but it irks me to see her pushing her perspective when I think she should let the facts speak for themselves. I had this exact same issue with [b:Almost Astronauts|4836780|Almost Astronauts 13 Women Who Dared to Dream|Tanya Lee Stone|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320418659s/4836780.jpg|4902013], probably even more so than I do with this Barbie book.

So, yeah, what about Barbie? There are many, many opinions about Barbie filling up the pages here. Most of them came from random people and did not really interest me. I liked the story of the invention of Barbie, but after that I stopped caring. Is Barbie good or bad? There are criticisms for sure, but the overall impression I got is that Stone is pro-Barbie and sees Ruth Handler, Barbie's inventor, as a great female role model. I have a feeling that if Barbie had been invented by a man, Stone would have written a different book.
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LibrarianDest | 16 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |



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