Tanya Lee Stone
Tanya Lee Stone
Affiliated with Division of Communication and Creative Media, Professional Writing

Tanya Lee Stone has been teaching in the Professional Writing Program since 2008. Courses include Writing Children's Literature, Reading & Writing in Genre, Technical Writing, Fundamentals of Journalism, and Publishing in the 21st Century. As a former editor and contemporary author, she brings her professional publishing experience into the classroom, sharing real-world insights with students.

As an author, Stone is best known for telling true stories of people missing from our histories, with themes of empowering girls and women threaded throughout her body of work. Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time was her 100th book, featured here on Champlain's news outlet, The View. Several books are forthcoming. Her articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in The New York TimesThe Horn Book, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal.  

Her books have earned multiple awards and honors, including an NAACP Image Award, Robert F. Sibert Medal, Golden Kite Award, Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, NCTE Orbis Pictus Awards, NPR Best Books, and many state awards. Her Young Adult novel, A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl, was on ALA's Top 10 Banned Books List.  

Stone is often a featured speaker at festivals, conferences, and schools on the topics of writing, censorship, and global education for girls.

Selected Titles

A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl (Penguin Random House/Wendy Lamb Books, 2006)

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream (Candlewick, 2010)

A Story of War, A Story of Peace (Candlewick, Forthcoming)

Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles (Candlewick, 2014)

Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote (Macmillan/Christy Ottaviano Books, 2008)

Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time (Penguin Random House/Wendy Lamb Books 2017)

The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us (Viking, 2010)

The House that Jane Built: A Story about Jane Addams (Macmillan/Christy Ottaviano Books 2015)

Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented (Macmillan/Christy Ottaviano Books, 2018)

Remembering Rosalind: Rosalind Franklin & The Structure of DNA (Macmillan/Christy Ottaviano Books, Forthcoming)

Sandy's Circus: A Story about Alexander Calder (Viking, 2008)

Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell (Macmillan/Christy Ottaviano Books, 2013)