Creative Conversation with Authors Elizabeth Acevedo and Meg Medina

Local literary talent is in abundance at I, Too, Arts Collective on Tuesday, March 27  at 7:00 p.m. when authors Elizabeth Acevedo and Meg Medina join a creative conversation about writing for the young adult market. Liz's new book is "Poet X" and Meg's latest is "Burn, Baby, Burn." They will discuss their work in the warm and welcoming salon setting of the Langston Hughes House at 20 East 127th Street. Books by both authors are available to purchase at the Bank Street Bookstore sales table. Tickets are $20 and registration information is available at http://www.itooarts.com/calendar-of-events-1/2018/3/27/creative-conversations-liz-acevedo-and-meg-medina.

"Tale of the Monkey Balloon" by Speech Specialist Rebecca Eisenberg

"Tale of the Monkey Balloon" tells the story of Mimi and her father who can't help wondering what happens to balloons once they fly free. Rebecca Eisenberg's book floats along with language and learning to help kids imagine possible outcomes after the loss of a prized balloon. Rebecca uses her experience as a speech specialist to engage listeners in a story that allows them to create their own what-if scenarios. Hear Rebecca read her book at Bank Street Bookstore on Saturday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m.

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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.