"Up in the Leaves" by Shira Boss Encourages Thoughts of Spring

To help wintry snowy memories fade, join us at Bank Street Bookstore on Saturday morning, March 24 for a reading of "Up in the Leaves." Author Shira Boss shares her new picture book about a boy -- with ingenuity and interest to spare -- who builds treehouses in Central Park. His love of trees eventually leads him to a career as an arborist -- and in typically New York love-story style, a love of the author who becomes his wife! Story time begins at 10:30 a.m. at 2780 Broadway.

Women: In the Spotlight and on the Pages

Women's stories are rich with history and accomplishment, and it is with the pride of sisterhood that Bank Street Bookstore honors many of these outstanding stories in books for young readers. Participate in the well-earned, well-deserved celebration of women of achievement during Women's History Month throughout March 2018 and long beyond by reading together with your children, students, friends, neighbors, and relatives. Here are just some of the wonderful titles recognizing noteworthy women and the wide range of contributions they have made and continue to make throughout the world.

 "Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World" by Susan Hood

 "Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race" by Margot Shetterly

 "Gloria's Voice: The Story of Gloria Steinem Feminist, Activist, Leader" by Aura Lewis

 "Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History" by Vashti Harrison

 "Rad Women Worldwide" by Kate Schatz

 "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" by Elena Favilli

 "She Persisted Around the World" by Chelsea Clinton

 "Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of RBG Vs. Inequality" by Jonah Winter

 "Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos" by Monica Brown

 "Malala's Magic Pencil" by Malala Yousafzai

 "Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone" by Alice Briere-Haquet

 "Ada Lovelace Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer" by Diane Stanley


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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.