This is Hispanic Heritage Month, which means lots of learning through books offering information about the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Mexico, Spain, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. At Bank Street Book Store young readers discover a wide selection of titles by and about talented writers and artists whose work is beautifully represented on the pages of children's books. Here are some glowing examples.
Every four years it is our democratic duty and civic right to vote in a presidential election. Although you might not be old enough quite yet to fill out your own ballot, you can certainly prepare for the day by reading some of these terrific titles that are always interesting, especially as election day on November 8 nears.
"Election! A Kid's Guide to Picking Our President" by Dan Gutman
The Bank Street Centennial Niemeyer Lecture Series on Monday, September 26 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. features Dr. Jaime Grinberg, professor and chairperson of education foundations at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Dr. Grinberg, author of "Teaching Like That: The Beginnings of Teacher Education at Bank Street," delivers a lecture called "Lessons Learned: The Early Years of Bank Street and Comtemporary Teacher Preparation." Tickets are free of charge, but seating is limited. For ticket information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-centennial-niemeyer-series-featuring-dr-jaime-grinberg-tickets-26956645051. This event takes place at Tabas Auditorium at Bank Street College, 610 West 112th Street.