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Reading into History: Author Enrique Flores-Galbis on 90 Miles to Havana

The author and his publicist This month, our family book club is exploring the complicated historical relationship between Cuba and the United States in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. We are reading Enrique Flores-Galbis’ 90 Miles to Havana, a fascinating work of historical fiction that follows a boy named Julian and his two brothers in their […]

Interview With Author Donna Jo Napoli, Author Of The King Of Mulberry Street!

Hello families! We hope you are enjoying The King of Mulberry Street. If you can tear your eyes away from the adventures of Dom, Gaetano, and Tin Pan Alley, take a few minutes to read our interview with author Donna Jo Napoli. We hope learning more about her makes you even more excited to meet her and ask […]

Reading into History: An Interview with We Rode the Orphan Trains Author Andrea Warren

  Hello families! As the We Rode the Orphan Trains Book Wrap approaches, we interviewed the book’s author, Andrea Warren. Ms. Warren has a lot of wonderful things to tell you about herself and her work. She is “delighted” that we are all reading her book about this important but little-known part of history. Though you won’t […]

Reading into History: Our Next Read

  This month the Reading into History Book Club will be reading Andrea Warren’s We Rode the Orphan Trains. This book tells the true stories of eight men and women of the 200,000 homeless, abandoned, or orphaned city kids who, between 1854 and 1929, were put on trains by the Children’s Aid Society and sent to new homes in the […]

First Reading Into History Meetup a Success!

We were so lucky to have Gail Carson Levine visit our first ever Reading Into History book club. She read from her book Dave at Night and she told some cool stories about her dad. He grew up in the Hebrew Orphan Asylum in Harlem. We even got to see pictures of what it looked like back […]

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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