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Reading into History: An Incredible August Book Wrap

    Hello families! The Reading into History book club had a fantastic Book Wrap event for Harlem Summer this past Wednesday. About 50 young historians, parents, teachers, librarians and Myers fans came to discuss the book, ask Mr. Myers questions, and see photographs of Harlem by Camilo Jose Vergara. Mr. Myers brought along his National Ambassador for Young People’s […]

Reading into History Interviews Walter Dean Myers

Readers, we know you are out there enjoying Harlem Summer, imagining the days of rent parties and bootlegging, and hoping Mark finds a way out of all the trouble he is in. For a second, take a break from the book and check out this short interview with the author, Walter Dean Myers. We guarantee it […]

What Do I Want To Know About Harlem?

Harlem, the neighborhood where Walter Dean Myer’s book Harlem Summer is set, has an interesting story of its own. Some things I wonder about Harlem are… How did Harlem get its name? How come it is so famous? (People all over the world have heard of it!) So many famous writers, painters and musicians started out in Harlem, and many […]

August 29th Book Wrap – Meet Walter Dean Myers!

Greetings readers! We had a wonderful Book Wrap for Chains last week. We discussed the book, did a scavenger hunt, and saw Thomas Jefferson’s handwriting up close. It was pretty cool! Now it’s time to announce our August book. Drum roll please…. it’s Harlem Summer by Walter Dean Myers. This is a great book for […]

Old News! Historic Documents on View at Chains Book Wrap Party

  Hello, Historians! This Wednesday from 4:30-6 pm we are hosting a book wrap party for Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. Isabel’s story of her struggle to find her sister and to gain freedom from slavery in New York CIty is a page turner! But even if you haven’t quite finished, join us for a special opportunity […]

July Book Club Read: Slavery, Spies, and Suspense in Chains

Greetings young historians! Our July book is Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. The book follows Isabelle, an enslaved girl struggling for freedom in New York City during the Revolutionary War. This book is full of incredible characters from our smart hero to her enslaved friend (and Patriot spy) Curzon, to her cruel Loyalist, owners, Mr. […]

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 […]

Gail Carson Levine, a peek at real orphans, snacks, and free gifts tomorrow at the Book Wrap!

Hello historians! Remember to come to the Museum Wednesday June 20th for our first ever Book Wrap event for Dave at Night. Gail Carson Levine will be here to read to you, answer your questions, and sign your copy of Dave at Night. There will also be snacks, photographs of real orphans like Dave from the New-York Historical […]

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 […]

Reading Into History

Welcome to our first book club post! Reading into History is our new monthly book club for kids 9-12. We are excited to get people talking about history and historical fiction and to connect the books we blog about to the New-York Historical Society’s collection. What is historical fiction and why bother reading it? I […]

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