Tanya Lee Stone
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Tanya Lee Stone

Tanya Lee Stone is an award-winning author of books for kids and teens. Stone went to performing arts high school in New Haven, CT and went on to major in English at Oberlin College (and study Voice at Oberlin Conservatory). After graduation she moved to New York and became an editor. Stone was an editor for more than a dozen years and has a Masters Degree in Science Education. She teaches Writing for Children at Champlain College.

After moving to Vermont, Stone became a full-time writer and has published more than 100 books for young readers. She writes picture books, nonfiction, and Young Adult fiction. Her newest nonfiction books have garnered major awards. Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream (Candlewick 09), received a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, Jane Addams Honor, YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, Orbis Pictus Honor, and was awarded ALA's Sibert Medal for the best nonfiction book for young readers of 2010. The Good the Bad, and the Barbie won SCBWI's Golden Kite Award for the best nonfiction book of the year for 2011. Courage Has No Color won the prestigious NAACP Image Award.

Her Young Adult novel, A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl (Wendy Lamb/Random House) was #6 on the Top 10 Banned Books list, and won an IRA Young Adult Choice, an ALA Quick Picks, an NYPL Book for the Teen Age, and SLJ Book of the Month. Her nonfiction picture books have also received many starred reviews as well as state and national awards. Titles include Elizabeth Leads the Way, Sandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder, Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?, The House That Jane Built, Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers? and Do Not Collect $200.

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    • Courage Has No Color

    • The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers
    • By: Tanya Lee Stone
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    World War II was raging, with thousands of American soldiers fighting overseas against the injustices brought on by Hitler....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great books

    • By strong422 on 06-08-16

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

    • By: Tanya Lee Stone
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved not only that they were as tough as any man but also that they were brave enough to challenge the government....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An inspiring listen

    • By Renie Pemberton on 05-19-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie

    • A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us
    • By: Tanya Lee Stone
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Listeners learn about the background behind Barbie's concept and development, how it was a solution for girls who wanted to imagine adult roles rather than just play mother....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a story well told and researched

    • By Kerona on 12-07-15

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Great War

    • Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War
    • By: David Almond, John Boyne, Tracy Chevalier, and others
    • Narrated by: Nico Evers-Swindell, JD Jackson, Gerard Doyle, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In a powerful collection, eleven internationally acclaimed fiction writers draw on personal objects to bring the First World War to life for listeners of all ages....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely thought provoking stories about events that should not be forgotten.

    • By Carrie Arnold on 09-26-15

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Elizabeth Leads the Way

    • By: Tanya Lee Stone
    • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the 19th century, American women weren't allowed to own property, go to college, or even vote. Unwilling to suffer this injustice, Stanton gathered like-minded people to change these rules....

    Regular price: $11.02

    • Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?

    • The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell
    • By: Tanya Lee Stone
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the 1830s, when a brave and curious girl named Elizabeth Blackwell was growing up, women were supposed to be wives and mothers....

    Regular price: $6.99

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