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Book Wrap Recap: Seneca Village, Juneteenth, and Our First Birthday!

  Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the Reading into History Book Club, and the emancipation holiday of Juneteenth! To celebrate, we had a very special book wrap for Joyce Hansen’s Home is With Our Family. We had the privilege of skyping with Ms. Hansen, and were able to ask question about the book and [...]

Seneca Village: A Community Lost to Central Park

  Since 1859, millions of people have enjoyed the natural beauty of Central Park. What do you know about the origins of Central Park? Did you know that before the park existed, the land it lies on was home to about 1,600 residents? One neighborhood that once lay within the boundaries of the park was [...]

Reading into History: An Illustrator at Work and Our First Anniversary!

  This past Sunday, May 19th, the DCHM Reading into History family book club discussed the graphic novel/biography Around the World and got to meet its wonderful author and illustrator, Matt Phelan. We were especially lucky because Matt brought his sketchbooks that he kept while planning the book. He taught us so much about how he creates emotions [...]

An Interview with Gail Carson Levine, author of Dave at Night

Hello historians! To get you excited about the Book Wrap for Dave at Night on June 20th, we asked Gail Carson Levine a few questions about herself and her book. If you bring a question for Ms. Levine to the Book Wrap, you will receive a free gift from us! Read on and think of what YOU [...]

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