Young Adult

Events for teens and young adults

Author Brandy Colbert at the Langston Hughes House

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Bank Street Bookstore is proud to sponsor a reading event with I, Too, Arts Collective featuring Brandy Colbert's YA novel "Little and Lion." This story tells of Suzette, who returns to Los Angeles after attending boarding school in the northeast. As life resumes in her hometown, Suzette realizes she is needed by family and friends in ways she cannot overlook and ways that help define who she is. This event takes place at the Langston Hughes House, 20 East 127th Street, on Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

YA Title "All of This Is True" by Lygia Penaflor Launches at Bank Street Bookstore

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Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

In Lygia Day Peñaflor's young adult novel, teens befriend a favorite author only to discover they reveal too much about their lives when the writer spins them into the basis for her latest book. When their secrets are sensationalized, the teens realize they have been used (and possibly manipulated) in harmful, hurtful ways, and issues of who is responsible arise and abound. Lygia presents "All of This Is True" at Bank Street Bookstore on Saturday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m. Join us at 2780 Broadway -- and bring the young adult readers you know for the launch of this gripping tale about actions and their consequences.

All of This Is True: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062673657
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTeen - May 15th, 2018

Author Lynda Blackmon Lowery's Voice of Freedom

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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Photo by Robin Cooper

In an era when young voices are making a big difference in issues of safety and equity across the country, Bank Street Bookstore is proud to present a special event with Lynda Blackmon Lowery featuring her book "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom," as told to Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley. Lynda was the youngest person to participate in the Alabama voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 and has led a principled, conscientious life ever since. As described in her brave and beautiful memoir, Lynda is full of purpose and hopes for the same from young marchers of today. Join us on Thursday, April 5 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at 2780 Broadway for an evening of inspiration and ideas. This event is open to all, but young adult readers are especially encouraged to attend. Please bring a friend, teacher, parent, or neighbor -- anyone who is encouraged by stories of change and resilience. Light refreshments will be served.

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March Cover Image
By Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Elspeth Leacock (Retold by), Susan Buckley (Retold by), Pj Loughran (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780147512161
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Speak - December 27th, 2016

Latest Young Adult Book from John Green

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Monday, October 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Author John Green's first young adult novel since "The Fault in Our Stars" is introduced at Symphony Space on Monday, October 9 at 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Both John and Hank Green talk about and read from "Turtles All the Way Down" just one day before the book's release. For ticket information, visit "Turtles All the Way Down" promises to be another great addition to a growing body of work -- a story of family and friendship in the midst of mystery and rewards. Copies are available at Bank Street Book Store beginning Tuesday, October 10.


Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525555360
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2017

Sherman Alexie at Symphony Space

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Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Thalia Kids' Book Club events at New York City's Symphony Space promise lively discussions between children's book authors and the kids who read and love their books. On Friday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m., Bank Street Book Store is proud to sponsor the tenth anniversary celebration of "Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie. Alexie based this now-classic book on his own experiences growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He provides a searingly poignant chronicle of his own life and times while appealing to adolescent readers everywhere. This event is recommended for kids 12 years and older and their families. For ticketing and other information, visit

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316013697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009


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