Flying Lessons and Other Stories

Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology—written by the best children’s authors—celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.

In a partnership with We Need Diverse Books, industry giants Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, 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. This impressive group of authors has earned among them every major award in children’s publishing and popularity as New York Times bestsellers.

From these distinguished authors come ten distinct and vibrant stories.

“There’s plenty of magic in this collection to go around.” Booklist, Starred

“A natural for middle school classrooms and libraries, this strong collection should find eager readers”
Kirkus, Starred


WNDB is excited to share the news that FLYING LESSONS & OTHER SHORT STORIES edited by Ellen Oh is available for purchase! This anthology for middle grade readers also includes a story by debut author Kelly J. Baptist, winner of the WNDB short-story contest.

BONUS: Get the Teacher’s Guide for Flying Lessons Here

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UPDATE: Audiobook is now available! Click here to find out more!

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