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Tanya Lee Stone


Tanya Lee Stone

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 titles that include the young adult novel, A BAD BOY CAN BE GOOD FOR A GIRL (Wendy Lamb/Random House), UP CLOSE: ELLA FITZGERALD (Viking),  picture books ELIZABETH LEADS THE WAY (Holt 2008), SANDY'S CIRCUS (Viking 2008), and WHO SAYS WOMEN CAN'T BE DOCTORS Holt 2013) and narrative nonfiction ALMOST ASTRONAUTS: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream (Candlewick 2009), THE GOOD,T HE BAD, AND THE BARBIE (Viking 2010), and COURAGE HAS NO COLOR (Candlewick 2013). A new picture book about Jane Addams called THE HOUSE THAT JANE BUILT (Holt 2014) is forthcoming. 

Books by Tanya Lee Stone

Written by Tanya Lee Stone with illustrations by Kathryn Brown - Children's Nonfiction, Picture

This is the story of Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, who transformed a poor neighborhood in Chicago by opening up her house as a community center.

by Tanya Lee Stone - History, Young Adult 10+
World War II is raging, and thousands of American soldiers are fighting overseas against the injustices brought on by Hitler. Back on the home front, discrimination against African Americans plays out as much on Main Street as in the military. Readers get to examine the little-known history of the Triple Nickles, America’s first black paratroopers, who fought in an attack on the American West by the Japanese. The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, in the words of First Sergeant Walter Morris, "proved that the color of a man had nothing to do with his ability."