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Spring Conference of Bilingual Books

Event date: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:30pm

"Celebration of Bilingual Books and Latinx Communities" takes place Saturday, March 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. featuring an outstanding line-up of authors and activities. Sponsored by the Bank Street Center for Children's Literature, the conference offers breakout sessions with notable authors such as Emma Otheguy, Susie Jaramillo, Raul Colon, Eric Velasquez, Angela Dominguez, Juana Medina, and Teresa Mlawer. The event's keynote speaker is Duncan Tonatiuh. Location is the Interfaith Church Center, 475 Riverside Drive, 12th Floor. For more information and to register, visit xx.

Bank Street Library Salon

Event date: 
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Join other readers who enjoy a good scholarly mystery by attending a library salon Friday, January 26 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Bank Street College, 610 West 112th Street. The featured book is "Henrietta Schmerler and the Murder that Put Anthropology on Trial," which invites interesting conversation about an 86-year-old family murder. The case examines culture, fieldwork study, and research in fascinating ways to lead to a satisfying conclusion. For more information, visit

"Calling My Name" by Debut Author Liara Tamani

Event date: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Taja Brown is a student not unlike most teens whose lives unfold with questions, doubts, and dreams. The character resonates with young adult readers because like Taja, they, too, wonder about their place in the world. As Taja comes to life on the pages of "Calling My Name," she seeks comfort and confidence while facing down occasional self-doubt. Meet author Liara Tamani whose book will be read and discussed Thursday, February 1 at the Langston Hughes House, 20 East 127th Street. For ticket information about this event, contact Bank Street Book Store is a sponsor of this event.

Calling My Name Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062656865
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - October 24th, 2017

Authors Renee Watson and Ilyasah Shabazz Present "Betty Before X"

Event date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join a creative conversation with author Renee Watson and activist Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X, about their book collaboration "Betty Before X." The story is a fictional account of Ilyasah's mother's life, especially the growing awareness of racism that leads to her interest in community organizing. This event, sponsored by the I, Too, Arts Collective, takes place Thursday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Langston Hughes House, 20 East 127th Street. Ticket price is $30.00, which includes a copy of "Betty Before X." For ticket information, visit

Betty Before X Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374306106
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 2nd, 2018

New Year's Resolution: Write (or Illustrate) a Children's Book!

Event date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 5:00pm to Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 7:30pm

Is 2018 the year to accomplish one of your longtime creative goals? If so, please consider registering for Bank Street's Continuing Professional Studies introductory courses. Classes are taught by some of New York's finest from the world of children's publishing, including Amy Hest, Sharyn November, and Stephen Savage. Topics include "Finding Your Voice" and "Fine Tuning Your Manuscript" as well as an introduction to illustrating a books for children. For information, visit or call (212) 875-4649. Courses are offered in collaboration with the Bank Street Center for Children's Literature.


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