Meg Medina and R. J. Palacio, two esteemed authors who have contributed much to the recent wealth of beloved children's books, grew up together in Queens, New York, sharing their love of reading. On Thursday, November 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. these longtime friends talk about how books, public schools, and families have a strong hand in shaping young readers of today and tomorrow. The event is open to adult members of the Bank Street community and takes place at Bank Street College's Tabas Auditorium at 610 West 112th Street. If you plan to attend, register at no cost at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rj-palacio-and-meg-medina-tickets-27704667406. Participants should arrive by 4:45 p.m. to be seated by 5:00 p.m. Latecomers may not be admitted. Bank Street Book Store will sell books by both authors, including "Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass," "Mango, Abuela, and Me," "Burn Baby Burn," "Wonder," and "Auggie and Me: Three Wonder Stories."