Tanya Lee Stone is passionate about telling the unsung stories of women and people of color. She has written more than 100 books for children and teens. Stone writes compelling true stories for older readers–such as Girl Rising, Almost Astronauts, and Courage Has No Color–and for younger readers–such as Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?, Elizabeth Leads the Way, and Pass Go and Collect $200. Her work has earned an NAACP Image Award, Sibert Medal, Flora Straus Stieglitz Award, Golden Kite, and many other honors including NPR Best Books, Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, YALSA Nonfiction, NCSS and ALA Notables, NCTE Orbis Pictus Honors, and multiple state awards.

Recent Work

Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?

Courage Has No Color

Almost Astronauts