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Children's Literature and Censorship: Who Are You to Say?

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Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Authors and experts share thoughts, ideas, and research behind today's challenged, censored, and contested books for children. The event takes place Saturday, April 16 from 9:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Bank Street College, 610 West 112th Street and Broadway. Join the conversation with panelists who address both the content and the context of books often considered controversial to try to understand why. Register by visiting

Wednesday Lit Talk: "Wild Jack"

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Taking place in the 23rd century, "Wild Jack" by John Christopher is a combination of science fiction and high adventure where cities represent order, and those who do not comply must relearn how to live within society. When Clive, a politician's son, is accused of a crime, he is sent away, eventually landing in a place filled with outlaws and outcasts appropriately called the Outlands. Hear Regina's dramatic reading on Wednesday, April 27 at 5:00 p.m. and participate in a discussion for readers from nine to 14 years old after the reading.

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ISBN: 9781481420068
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - May 12th, 2015

Wednesday Lit Talk: "City of Orphans"

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

On Wednesday, April 11 at 5:00 p.m., Regina reads an excerpt from "City of Orphans" by Avi, a story of a crowded and dangerous New York City in the late 1890s. While trying to make his hard life a little better, 13-year-old main character Maks encounters people and situations that contrast good with evil, light with dark, and rich with poor. Hear Regina's dramatic reading followed by a conversation about this action-packed adventure story set during a time of immigration in the Lower East Side.

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By Avi, Greg Ruth (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416971085
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2012

The Cross of Lead Cover Image
By Avi
ISBN: 9780786816583
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - June 1st, 2004

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Cover Image
By Avi
ISBN: 9780545477116
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 1st, 2012