Sandy Tolan, NF ’93, has written a new book, “Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land.” Released by Bloomsbury in April, the nonfiction book follows the journey of one man who, inspired by his own childhood experiences, works to transform the lives of Palestinian youth through music. This is Tolan’s third book. Previously, he authored “Me and Hank” and “The Lemon Tree,” a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2006. Tolan has produced hundreds of radio documentaries and features for NPR and Public Radio International, and has worked on stories for dozens of U.S. newspapers and magazines. He is currently a professor at the Annenberg for Communication and Journalism at USC.