Reading into History: An Interview with We Rode the Orphan Trains Author Andrea Warren
September 21, 2012

  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…

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Reading into History: An Incredible August Book Wrap
September 4, 2012

    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…

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Reading into History Interviews Walter Dean Myers
August 17, 2012

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…

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What Do I Want To Know About Harlem?
August 10, 2012

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…

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Old News! Historic Documents on View at Chains Book Wrap Party
July 17, 2012

  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…

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July Book Club Read: Slavery, Spies, and Suspense in Chains
July 12, 2012

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….

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First Reading Into History Meetup a Success!
June 29, 2012

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…

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Gail Carson Levine, a peek at real orphans, snacks, and free gifts tomorrow at the Book Wrap!
June 19, 2012

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…

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June 7, 2012

Do you love to get behind the scenes with history and learn about the people who made America great! We do too! These blog posts will be about investigating history and are written for kids like you. We’ll ask you to put your detective hats on and help us delve into the past. Our posts…

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