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Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:30pm

In his latest graphic novel adaptation of a classic text, Hinds (The Odyssey) condenses Homer’s epic poem of gods and mortals at war, covering most of the major events and adding supplemental material that expands the story slightly beyond the original...The most striking scenes are the battles, presented in intimate detail and in awe-inspiring, sweeping overviews. Hinds’s relatively plain language retains just enough meter to hint at the cadences of the work, and, together with the dynamic art, creates an accessible entrée to an enduring classic.- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Clear scaffolding, well-chosen abridgements, readable prose, and stunning art invite readers into this exceptionally compelling version of the episode of the Trojan War handed down through Homer’s Iliad...Readers who have struggled to follow the poetry of the standard text or to become emotionally invested in a summary will have no such difficulty here; Hinds has truly produced an easy-to-follow, engrossingly cinematic blockbuster on the page. - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)     

"Sing to me, O Muse, of the rage of Achilles": a rousing graphic rendition of Homer's great epic...An expertly crafted rendition and a welcome invitation to younger readers to immerse themselves in the ancient past. - Kirkus Reviews

This is no mere comics adaptation of an ancient classic. Through his intricately illustrated panels, Gareth Hinds brings us The Iliad’s depth, brutality, and power. A Herculean effort worthy of the original. - Gene Luen Yang, Michael L. Printz Award winner for American Born Chinese                  

With his graphic novel retelling of The Iliad, Gareth Hinds has created a work of such scope and power that it boggles my mind. It truly lives up to the — dare I say it — epic scale of the original poem. - George O’Connor, author of the New York Times best-selling Olympians series

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:30am

Join author Erin Madras as she reads from her book Austin'a Allergies.

Is it possible to be a ‘typical little boy’ if one has several life-threatening food allergies? Yes! As long as the little boy understands and is aware of ways to stay safe and healthy, it is very possible for him to still enjoy the things he loves to do—strum his guitar, enjoy the playground, play sports, go to birthday parties, and attend preschool! Austin describes the importance of acting quickly, the diligence to avoid allergen foods, and shares new tricks on what they can, also, do to help keep him safe.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:30am

Esther Crow is coming back to storytime! On Thursday, February 28 at 10:30 am, award-winning singer/songwriter Esther Crow will be guest-hosting. She'll bring her signature puppets and original music, and rock the bookstore!

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 2:30pm

DEAR BALLERINA author/illustrator Monica Wellington, with her daughter Lydia Wellington, ballet dancer with New York City Ballet and Bank Street School for Children alum, will share pointe shoes, behind-the-scenes ballerina tips, and “ballerina kiss” cupcakes for all!

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 5:30pm

Join Illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal for a reading and signing of her newest book Babymoon!

Inside the cozy house, a baby has arrived! The world is eager to meet the newcomer, but there will be time enough for that later. Right now, the family is on its babymoon: cocooning, connecting, learning, and muddling through each new concern. While the term “babymoon” is often used to refer to a parents’ getaway before the birth of a child, it was originally coined by midwives to describe days like these: at home with a newborn, with the world held at bay and the wonder of a new family constellation unfolding. Paired with warm and winsome illustrations by Juana Martinez-Neal, Hayley Barrett’s lyrical ode to these tender first days will resonate with new families everywhere.

Juana Martinez-Neal is the author-illustrator of Caldecott Honor winner Alma and How She Got Her Name and the Pura Belpré Award–winning illustrator of La Princesa and the Pea and of La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for Los Niños, both by Susan Middleton Elya. Juana Martinez-Neal was born in Lima, Peru and now lives in Arizona.

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The Best Kid Lit on Bias, Diversity and Social Justice

This recommended collection of books is representative of the excellent anti-bias and multicultural literature available for educators and parents of young children through age twelve. All the titles in Books Matter have been reviewed by ADL staff and are frequently updated with new and noteworthy books.

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