Black History: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future

Begin a February tradition that never ends by honoring towering figures of black history with books that share stories kids never tire of hearing. There is so much to be learned from the books listed here as well as many others currently on the shelves at Bank Street Book Store. Visit us this winter (and long beyond) to keep history and heritage alive through reading.

 "Hand in Hand" Ten Black Men Who Changed America" by Andrea Davis Pinkney

 "Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer the Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement" by Carole Boston Weatherford

 "Freedom Summer" by Susan Goldman Rubin

 "Case for Loving" by Selina Alko

 "If a Bus Could Talk" by Faith Ringgold

 "First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial" by Susan Goodman

 "Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down" by Andrea Pinkney

 "Dream Keeper and Other Poems" by Langston Hughes

 "March, Book 1" by John Lewis

 "Harlem Hellfighters" by J. Patrick Lewis

Thoroughly Thankfully Talented

Authors and illustrators gathered at Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, November 26 to read, sign, and share during Indies First, a celebration of children's books. These fellow bookworms were as generous with their time as they are with their talent, and we had a terrific time hosting them. Here's a group photo of everyone (basically from left to right): Eric Velasquez, Dan Gutman, Ame Dyckman, Vin Vogel, Leslie Martini, Jessica Olien, Emily Arnold McCully, Julie Fogliano, Beth Ferry, Steve Light, and George O'Connor. Thank you, friends -- and keep up the great work!


Support Small Book Stores in Big Ways

Bank Street Book Store has a rousing roundup of special guests on Saturday, November 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to celebrate INDIES FIRST, a great opportunity to support children, families, books, and reading. Come and meet outstanding authors and illustrators including Ame Dyckman, Beth Ferry, Julie Fogliano, Dan Gutman, Steve Light, Leslie Martini, Emily Arnold McCully, Massimo Mongiardo, George O'Connor, Jessica Olien, Eric Velasquez, and Vin Vogel. Join us from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.!