Bank Street Bookstore

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Meet the Esteemed Author of "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom"

Bank Street Bookstore is especially pleased and proud to welcome Lynda Blackmon Lowery, whose book "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom," will be presented Thursday, April 5 at 6:00 p.m. Lynda's book, as told to Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley, tells her story of marching for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery in the deeply segregated South of 1965. Hear Lynda recall her experiences as a young activist as well as share life stories of the work she has does for freedom and civil rights ever since. This event is free of charge and best for readers ages 12 years and up and adults. Light refreshments will be served as Lynda sign copies of her book. The bookstore is located at 2780 Broadway at the corner of West 107th Street.

"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.

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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