February is recognized in this country as an opportunity to identify and promote the countless accomplishments of Americans of African descent. Although no single month can possibly contain such an important past and present, Bank Street Bookstore is proud to highlight outstanding books that tell the stories of America through the study of black history. Karina holds one of her favorite titles this season, "Finding Lincoln" by Anna Malaspina. She also cites "Brave Girl" by Michelle Markel as worthy of attention for the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award it received from the Bank Street College Children's Book Committee this month.
Families and students have much to gain by preparing for standardized tests so they know what to expect when the time comes. Bright Kids designs guides, books, and practice tests to do just that. On Thursday, February 13, three Bright Kids staffers (Marina, Marisa, and James) visited Bank Street Bookstore to provide information about what to do in preparation for tests that are currently part of the school application process. Similar events are being planned. In the meantime, please check out the Bright Kids materials available for purchase at the book store.
Thank you, Time Out New York, for helping to spread the word about Bank Street Bookstore. Our wonderful shop around the corner (on Broadway at West 112th Street) has been cited by Time Out editors as "one of New York's very best." Assistant manager Kira holds the proud proclamation. Come visit the store soon to see our decal in the front window. Then you'll understand how and why we earned this special award.