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Middle Ages Come Alive in Adam Gidwitz's "Inquisitor's Tale"

Time travel to the days of medieval stories and songs on Saturday, April 1 with author Adam Gidwitz and musician Benjamin Bagby. These two talents base their performance on Adam's book "The Inquisitor's Tale," a Newbery honor book set in the Middle Ages. Children ages eight years old and up will be surprised, entertained, and amused by this Symphony Space event taking place at 11:00 a.m. Participants are encouraged to come in costume (it is April Fool's Day, after all). A discussion of the book is included, as well as a staging of a scene from the book using audience members as participants. For tickets, visit https://tickets.symphonyspace.org/public/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=4.

Authors Renee Watson and Jason Reynolds at the Langston Hughes House

Join a creative conversation between writers Renee Watson and Jason Reynolds on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Langston Hughes House, 20 East 127th Street in New York City as they discuss their novels for middle-graders and young adults. This is the first of monthly talks between contemporary authors who are influenced by literary giants from the past, such as poet Langston Hughes. Renee, launching her new book "Piecing Me Together," will be talking with Jason, whose new book is "Ghost." To RSVP for this event, email events@itooarts.com. For ticket information, visit www.paypal.com/webapps/shoppingcart?flowlogging_id=607a0c11abf60&mfid=1488662858605_39ad472d888d5#/checkout/openButton. Books by both authors will be available for purchase at the Bank Street Book Store table at the event.

Mythology Fans Unite! Author/Illustrator George O'Connor Introduces "Artemis Wild Goddess of the Hunt"

Bank Street Book Store is as close to Mount Olympus as we'll get on Sunday, April 9 when author/illustrator George O'Connor presents his newest graphic myth: "Artemis Wild Goddess of the Hunt." At 2:00 p.m. George reads from his book and talks to kids and families about his boundless knowledge of Greek goddesses, gods, and beasts. Come and be amazed -- at George's encyclopedic information AND his series of books that interest and fascinate readers of all ages.

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