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Featured books by Tanya Lee Stone

Reading Rockets recommends the following books by Tanya Lee Stone.

Abraham Lincoln

By: Tanya Lee Stone
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States, led the nation through its darkest hour — the Civil War. Find out about Lincoln's childhood on a frontier farm, how a struggling small town lawyer became president, and why he is one of America's most revered and beloved leaders.

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

By: Tanya Lee Stone
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

1961. Nearly two decades before Sally Ride — there was Jerrie Cobb. Cobb was one of the top female pilots in the country and completed all the astronaut testing the Mercury 7 men did. She excelled at all the tests. Proved she had the Right Stuff. Twelve other female pilots followed her, passing the tests they took with flying colors. When they were told there was no room for women in the space program, they took they're cause to Congress.

Amelia Earhart

By: Tanya Lee Stone
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Amelia Earhart was a fiesty 11-year-old when she saw her first air show. Little did she know that a passing fancy for airplanes would develop into a full-throttled passion. As a committed social worker, feminist and record-breaking female pilot, Amelia's disappearance while flying over the South Pacific remains one of our greatest mysteries.

Elizabeth Leads the Way

By: Tanya Lee Stone
Illustrated by: Rebecca Gibbon
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

The life of early voting rights advocate, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, is presented in a compelling text and engaging watercolor illustrations.

Laura Ingalls Wilder (DK biography series)

By: Tanya Lee Stone
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

As in others in the series, lucid text combines with period photographs to present an overview of the life of the woman of Little House on the Prairie fame.

Sandy's Circus: A Story about Alexander Calder

By: Tanya Lee Stone
Illustrated by: Boris Kulikov
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Alexander Calder — Sandy — had a vivid imagination and a fascination with the circus; his sketches of the circus became 3-dimensional. Vivid illustrations combine with an informal text to introduce a man whose art continues to inspire and intrigue.

Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell

By: Tanya Lee Stone
Illustrated by: Marjorie Priceman
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Elizabeth was a strong-minded girl. As a young woman, it was her determination and strength that allowed her to graduate as the first female physician in 1849. Lighthearted illustrations and limited information make this an appealing introduction to an era and a pioneer.

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