Stories of friends are all-powerful, especially for middle-grade readers who seek acceptance through the bonds of friendship. These ties are important yet delicate during the years of transition between being really young and becoming a tween. There is magic when friendship happens, and readers will recognize this rare and wonderful spark when they read "Bob" by bestselling authors Wendy Mass ("Candymakers") and Rebecca Stead ("When You Reach Me"). Join these two thoughful minds at Symphony Space on Sunday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m. for a lively discussion between writers and their fans. For ticket information, visit https://www.symphonyspace.org/event/10032/Family-Literature/thalia-kids-.... Bank Street Bookstore is the official bookseller for this event.