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Tanya Lee Stone


Tanya Lee Stone

Tanya Lee Stone is the Robert F. Sibert Award–winning author of Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream. This new book was seven years in the making, as she did extensive original research and tracked down archival photos. Tanya Lee Stone lives in Vermont.

Tanya Lee Stone

Books by Tanya Lee Stone

by Tanya Lee Stone - Nonfiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+
Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education, created a film that chronicled the stories of nine girls in the developing world, allowing viewers the opportunity to witness how education can break the cycle of poverty. Now, award-winning author Tanya Lee Stone deftly uses new research to illuminate the dramatic facts behind the film, focusing both on the girls captured on camera and many others. She examines barriers to education in depth --- early child marriage and childbearing, slavery, sexual trafficking, gender discrimination and poverty.
by Tanya Lee Stone - Culture, Reference, Social Sciences, Young Adult 12+

Barbie just might be the most famous doll in the world. She has represented 50 different nationalities. She’s stepped into the always-fashionable shoes of more than 120 careers. She has been played with, studied, celebrated, and criticized for more than 50 years. Acclaimed nonfiction author Tanya Lee Stone takes an unbiased look at how Barbie became the icon that she is. 

by Tanya Lee Stone

What did it take to be a paratrooper in World War II? Specialized training, extreme physical fitness, courage, and --- until the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion (the Triple Nickles) was formed --- white skin.
It is 1943. Americans are overseas fighting World War II to help keep the world safe from Adolf Hitler’s tyranny, safe from injustice, safe from discrimination. Yet right here at home, people with white skin have rights that people with black skin do not.
What is courage? What is strength? Perhaps it is being ready to fight for your nation even when your nation isn’t ready to fight for you.