Come meet over 50 prominent and beloved authors and illustrators of children's books and celebrate children's literacy. Authors and illustrators will gather on Railroad Avenue to autograph and inscribe their books (which will be available for purchase), chat with readers and share their love of the written word. Admission is free and open to the public.From 1:00-2:30 on Railroad Green, the beloved Uncle Brothers Band will perform a free children's concert. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair!
Peggy Gavan, journalist and author of the Hatching Cat blog, which presents the history of NYC through animal stories, will wind the audience, feline-fashion, through the streets of old New York. Open to all teens, adults, and older children with good listening skills.
Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train is an unforgettable story of friendship and second chances that highlights a little-known but historically significant movement in America’s past.
Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly womannamed Vivian clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse...
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What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. Together, they attempted to make zero impact on the environment while living right in the heart of Manhattan. This is the sensational, funny, and consciousness-raising story of how they did it.