Flying Lessons Other Stories

Flying Lessons   Other Stories

Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold short story collection—written by some of the best children’s authors including Kwame Alexander, Meg Medina, Jacqueline Woodson, and many ...

Author: Ellen Oh

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781101934616

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold short story collection—written by some of the best children’s authors including Kwame Alexander, Meg Medina, Jacqueline Woodson, and many more and published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books—celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us. "Will resonate with any kid who's ever felt different—which is to say, every kid." —Time Great stories take flight in this adventurous middle-grade anthology crafted by ten of the most recognizable and diverse authors writing today. Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander delivers a story in-verse about a boy who just might have magical powers; National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson spins a tale of friendship against all odds; and Meg Medina uses wet paint to color in one girl’s world with a short story that inspired her Newbery award-winner Merci Suárez Changes Gear. Plus, seven more bold voices that bring this collection to new heights with tales that challenge, inspire, and celebrate the unique talents within us all. AUTHORS INCLUDE: Kwame Alexander, Kelly J. Baptist, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Tingle, Jacqueline Woodson “There’s plenty of magic in this collection to go around.” —Booklist, Starred “A natural for middle school classrooms and libraries.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred “Inclusive, authentic, and eminently readable.” —School Library Journal, Starred “Thought provoking and wide-ranging . . . should not be missed.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred “Read more books by these authors.” —The Bulletin, Starred
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Flying Lessons

Flying Lessons

Author: Miles Burford

Publisher:

ISBN: 1564743705

Category: Fiction

Page: 131

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Categories: Fiction

Flying Lessons and Other Stories

Flying Lessons and Other Stories

Industry giants Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Pena, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Tingle, and Jacqueline Woodson join newcomer Kelly J. Baptist in a story collection that is as humorous as it is ...

Author: Ellen Oh

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 1536444383

Category:

Page: 240

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Industry giants Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Pena, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Tingle, and Jacqueline Woodson join newcomer Kelly J. Baptist in a story collection that is as humorous as it is heartfelt.
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Flight Path Other Stories

Flight Path   Other Stories

Flying lessons were among the more daring items on that list. Her pulse quickened at imagining the nose of the plane lifting softly off the runway. Such freedom: to escape gravity's relentless pull. But when she discovered how expensive ...

Author: Jan Bowman

Publisher: Evening Street Press

ISBN: 9781937347291

Category: Fiction

Page: 109

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The stories in Flight Path & Other Stories reveal the power of kindness. In difficult moments of human contact, explored from childhood through old age, this collection provides a window into the kindness all people seek in moments of sorrow. In her poem Kindness, Naomi Shihab Nye writes that when you know sorrow as “the other deepest thing . . . then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore.” from - “Kindness” in Words Under The Words: Selected Poems (1995) by Naomi Shihab Nye. The dynamic mix of characters in these stories, know much about sorrow. They know it in the burden of a wife looking after her war-damaged husband and the son who confronts her more than 35 years after she abandons them. They know it in the struggle to hide from violence of the world, even though violence finds them. But they do know kindness, too. They know it in the unspoken understanding between a young man and his elderly aunt in the aftermath of a violent murder. They know it in small gestures between friends, and even strangers, after a sudden death, as well as through the unexpected connections found on the other end of the phone or a shared meal.
Categories: Fiction

The Student Pilot and Other Stories

The Student Pilot and Other Stories

I could only fall back upon the known, which was that someone had purchased a block of flying lessons at short notice. Since I was the only instructor with available time, he had been assigned to me. Another factor was that he was an ...

Author: Robert Steiner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595138562

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 815

This book is a collection of short stories, often based on, or influenced by, personal experiences. Their themes are quite diverse and include realistic stories, science fiction, fantasy and adventure. Some are set in the past, some in the present and some in the future. Several stories involve aviation, drawing on the author's experiences as a pilot. Several are concerned with current social issues. However, the basic purpose of the stories is to entertain.
Categories: Fiction

Cataloging for School Librarians

Cataloging for School Librarians

RDA RECORD FOR A CHILDREN'S COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES, WITH A TITLE MAIN ACCESS POINT AND BISAC SUBJECT HEADINGS Flying Lessons & Other Stories, edited by Ellen Oh 010 bb 2016.016160 040 bb DLC #b eng #e rqa #c DLC #d YDXCP #d BTCTA ...

Author: Marie Kelsey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538106099

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

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Cataloging for School Librarians, Second Edition presents the theory and practice of cataloging and classification to students and practitioners needing a clear sequential process to help them overcome cataloging anxiety. By following the instructions in this book, the new cataloger will become proficient at creating bibliographic records that meet current national standards, and make library materials accessible to students and faculty. This new edition fully integrates RDA while referencing its antecedent, AACR2. FRBR, Sears, the Dewey Decimal Classification and the implications of Web-Scale Discovery services are covered. It presents numerous examples of how to catalog books, non-print and electronic library materials using the MARC format. To reinforce learning, each chapter concludes with a revised review quiz and critical thinking questions. Cataloging for School Librarians, Second Edition includes sample full MARC records, a glossary and an index.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Practicing and Other Stories

Practicing and Other Stories

As my aviation education continued, I took flying lessons and soloed the aero club's Cessna 150 after six hours of instruction by Colonel Godman, the base commander. I had some dangerous experiences as a novice flyer.

Author: Ralph G. DePalma,

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781413400083

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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This is the autobiography of a surgeon who began life in the Bronx, New York. His colorful memoirs describe his childhood and education, and critically analyze scientific contributions in vascular disease, shock and treatment of impotence. He describes what it was like do general practice in the Bronx along with experiences in New York City; in Seville, Spain as a young Air Force Officer; residency and practice in Cleveland, Ohio; Reno, Nevada; and Washington DC. Dr. De Palma reflects upon life in rapidly changing times as well as responsibilities and uncertainties that exist in academic medicine and research.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Interrupting Racism

Interrupting Racism

Read excerpt from Flying Lessons and Other Stories, edited by Ellen Oh. Essential questions: DI.6–8.9 I am curious and want to know more about other people's histories and lived experiences, and I ask questions respectfully and listen ...

Author: Rebecca Atkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351258906

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

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Interrupting Racism provides school counselors with a brief overview of racial equity in schools and practical ideas that a school-level practitioner can put into action. The book walks readers through the current state of achievement gap and racial equity in schools and looks at issues around intention, action, white privilege, and implicit bias. Later chapters include interrupting racism case studies and stories from school counselors about incorporating stakeholders into the work of racial equity. Activities, lessons, and action plans promote self-reflection, staff-reflection, and student-reflection and encourage school counselors to drive systemic change for students through advocacy, collaboration, and leadership.
Categories: Psychology

Staying Alive and Other Stories

Staying Alive and Other Stories

All in all, I guess I really didn't have that much to complain about, although I've always fancied myself as being an airline pilot or a doctor. I took flying lessons on the weekends, but I'm really not that good at flying.

Author: John H. Hoel

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781504932677

Category: Fiction

Page: 574

View: 515

If youre looking for plot twists and turns that keep you guessing until the end, Staying Alive is a must-read. You might think you know where its going, but you cant be sure until the very end. One of my favorites and an excellent suspense-filled story of greed and betrayal. Sharon Davey Editor
Categories: Fiction

Morning Glories And Other Stories

Morning Glories  And Other Stories

"Ah, if we could only fly, what merry games we would have down there! ... as soon as Neighbor Linnet was on the wing again, our flying lessons would begin; and that will be soon, I fancy, for she sat on a sunny twig a whole hour to-day.

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 9783849658939

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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'Morning-Glories, And Other Stories' is another collection of short stories, all of them written by the author of 'Little Women', Louisa May Alcott. The stories are mainly intended for young readers, but are also very charming for adults. Among the included tales are works like 'A Song for a Christmas Tree', 'Morning-Glories', 'The Rose Family', 'Poppy's Pranks' and many more.
Categories: Fiction