Flying Lessons & other stories.


This is a lovely ten story anthology of diverse authors, mostly contemporary ( one historical tale by Grace Lin.) Standouts for me were Kwame Alexander’s funny, off-beat, superhero story, Matt de la Pena’s tale of a  summer of basketball and (my favourite) Jacqueline Woodson’s lovely, poignant vignette. I also really enjoyed  the cute coming-of age LGBTQ-themed Christmas story by Tim Federle and Tim Tingle’s Bigfoot tale. But all the stories are worth reading and this anthology is a great introduction to some of the best children and  YA authors out there.


Also recommended Open Mic, another fabulous, funny anthology that highlights diverse voices and experiences.

About g.r.del

reading, writing and the rest. @storyvilled on twitter.
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