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2016

BookFest @ Bank Street | October 22, 2016
BookFest @ Bank Street 2016 includes three panels and a presentation. Leonard Marcus moderates "Reading with Pictures: Visual Literacy Yesterday and Today" featuring Lindsey Wyckoff, Francoise Mouly, Rudy Gutierrez, and Raúl Colón. Susannah Richards moderates “Artists and Illustrators Talk Visual Literacy” featuring Laurent Linn, Hervé Tullet, Angela Dominguez, Jason Chin, Brian Pinkney, and Christopher Myers. Megan Dowd Lambert presents on “The Whole Book Approach: Reading Picture Books with Children.” Jesse Karp moderates “Capturing the Action: Graphic Novels and Visual Literacy” featuring, Deb Lucke, Raúl Gonzalez, Jorge Aguirre, and George O'Connor.

Irma Black Award and The Cook Prize Presentation, Part I, Part II | May 19, 2016
The presentation of the Forty-Fourth Annual Irma S. and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature and the Fifth Annual Cook Prize for Excellence in Presenting STEM Principles took place at Bank Street College on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Scott Magoon, illustrator of 2013 Irma Black Award winner Big Mean Mike, delivers the keynote address.

Joan Bertin - keynote, Who Are You to Say?: Children's Literature and the Censorship Conversation | April 16, 2016
Joan Bertin, Director of the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), delivers the keynote address at Who Are You to Say?: Children's Literature and the Censorship Conversation.

"Context and Controversy: Recently Censored and Contested Books for Children" Who Are You to Say?: Children’s Literature and the Censorship Conversation | April 16, 2016
Author and former co-chair of the PEN Children's Book Committee Elizabeth Levy moderates the "Context and Controversy: Recently Censored and Contested Books for Children" panel. The panel features: Allie Jane Bruce, Children’s Librarian, Bank Street College of Education; Fatima Shaik, Children’s/Young Adult Books Committee, PEN American Center; Andy Laties, Manager, Bank Street Book Store; Kiera Parrott,  Reviews Director, School Library Journal; Cheryl Willis Hudson, Editorial Director, Just Us Books, Inc.

"Why Are Young Adult Books Challenged?" Who Are You to Say?: Children’s Literature and the Censorship Conversation | April 16, 2016
Pulitzer Prize winning author David Shipler moderates the "Why Are Young Adults Books Challenged?" panel. The panel features Meg Medina (Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass), emily m. danforth (The Miseducation of Cameron Post), Shelly Diaz, School Library Journal, Young Adult Reviewer, and Coe Booth, (Tyrell).

"Developing Challenged Children’s Books: Authors and Their Editors" Who Are You to Say?: Children’s Literature and the Censorship Conversation | April 16, 2016
Children's literature scholar Leonard S. Marcus moderates the "Developing Challenged Children's Books: Authors and Their Editors" panel. The panel features Robie H. Harris (It’s Perfectly Normal), Susan Kuklin (Beyond Magenta), and Candlewick editor Hilary Van Dusen, Pete Parnell and Justin Richardson (And Tango Makes Three) and Simon and Schuster editor David Gale. Also features a welcome by CCL director Cynthia Weill and an introduction to censorship by Leonard Marcus.

2015

Rita Williams-Garcia - keynote, BookFest @ Bank Street | October 24, 2015
Rita Williams-Garcia, Newbery Honor author and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner for One Crazy Summer, delivers the keynote address at BookFest.

"Pushing Narrative Boundaries in Teen Literature" BookFest @ Bank Street | October 24, 2015
Kirkus Reviews editor Vicky Smith moderates the “Pushing Narrative Boundaries in Teen Literature” panel at BookFest 2015. The panel features authors Tim Wynne-Jones (The Emperor of Anyplace), Beth Kephart (One Thing Stolen), and Daniel José Older (Shadowshaper).

"Young Women in the (Plot) Driver's Seat" BookFest @ Bank Street | October 24, 2015
The Dalton School teacher Monica Edinger moderates the “Young Women in the (Plot) Driver’s Seat” panel at BookFest 2015. The panels features authors Laura Amy Schlitz (The Hired Girl), Jeanne Birdsall (The Penderwicks in Spring), Kat Yeh (The Truth about Twinkie Pie), and Liz Kessler (Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost).

"Artists and Mentors: Book...Making...101" BookFest @ Bank Street | October 24, 2015
Total Equity Now founder Joe Rogers, Jr. moderates the panel "Artists and Mentors: Book...Making...101" at BookFest 2015. The panel features artists Christopher Myers (My Pen, Jake Makes the World), Shadra Strickland (Bird), Sara Varon (Bake Sale, Robot Dreams), and Raúl Colón (Draw).

"Teachers as Writers" BookFest @ Bank Street | October 24, 2015
Children's literature scholar Leonard S. Marcus moderates the “Teachers as Writers” panel at BookFest 2015. The panel features authors Adam Gidwitz, Bank Street GS ’08 (A Tale Dark and Grimm), Elizabeth Bluemle, Bank Street GS ’98 (Tap! Tap! Boom! Boom!), and Cynthia Weill, Columbia University Teachers College, Bank Street Writers Lab (Opuestos/Opposites).

Irma Black Award and The Cook Prize Presentation | May 14, 2015
The presentation of the Forty-Third Annual Irma S. and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature and the Fourth Annual Cook Prize for Excellence in Presenting STEM Principles took place at Bank Street College on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Keynote speaker Fiona Robinson talks about the process of illustrating her upcoming picture book biography on Ada Lovelace.

Doing the Write Thing, 1969-2015: A Literary Legacy Conversation | April 6, 2015
A conversation between Kwame Alexander, Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence and 2015 Newbery Medalist for The Crossover, and his father, Dr. E. Curtis Alexander (GS ’70), moderated by Leonard S. Marcus, historian and author of Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon.

Children's Book Committee 2015 Award Ceremony | March 12, 2015
The Bank Street Children's Book Committee celebrates the 2015 award books, includes interviews with award winners Ann M. Martin and Susan Kuklin.

2014

An Evening with Leonard S. Marcus | November 14, 2014
Historian Leonard S. Marcus presents a slide show and discussion of Margaret Wise Brown: her life-changing student/mentor relationship with Bank Street founder Lucy Sprague Mitchell, her pivotal role as a charter member of the Bank Street Writers Lab, and the ongoing impact of her groundbreaking contributions to children’s literature.

Irma Black Award and The Cook Prize Presentation | May 22, 2014
The presentation of the Forty-Second Annual Irma S. and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature and the Third Annual Cook Prize for Excellence in Presenting STEM Principles took place at Bank Street College on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Keynote speakers Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett discuss their collaboration on Battle Bunny and accept the Irma Black Award on behalf of this year's winner Mo Willems.

Play and Imagination: Writers Lab Mini-Conference | April 12, 2014
Keynote addresses delivered by Richard Lewis, founder and Director of The Touchstone Center for Children, and Stephen Savage, author and illustrator, at the Writers Lab Mini-Conference, "Play and Imagination," held on April 12, 2014 at Bank Street College of Education.

Elizabeth Wein Accepts the Josette Frank Award | March 6, 2014
Elizabeth Wein accepts the 2014 Josette Frank Award for her book Rose under Fire.

2013

Beth Kephart on Writing Sideways | November 9, 2013
Critically acclaimed author and educator Beth Kephart delivers her keynote address at the Writers Lab Mini-Conference, "The Nitty Gritty," held on November 9, 2013 at Bank Street College of Education.

Inside the ABC of It: The Writer's Perspective | October 2, 2013
"ABC of It" curator Leonard S. Marcus moderates a discussion including panelists: Robie Harris (GS '70), author and former teacher at the Bank Street School for Children, Emily Jenkins, author of the National Book Award finalist The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (as E. Lockhart), Rebecca Stead, Newbery-winning author of When You Reach Me, and Wendy Lamb, V-P, Publishing Director, Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Children’s Books.

Inside the ABC of It: The Artist's and Designer's Perspective | September 24, 2013
"ABC of It" curator Leonard S. Marcus moderates a discussion including panelists: Urshula Barbour, Co-Founder, Pure + Applied, designer of “The ABC of It” Exhibition, Laurent Linn, Art Director, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Martha Rago, Associate Creative Director, HarperCollins Children’s Books, Cecilia Yung, V-P, Art Director, Penguin Random House Children’s Books.

Inside the ABC of It: The Educator's and Librarian's Perspective | September 18, 2013
"ABC of It" curator Leonard S. Marcus moderates a discussion including panelists: Susan Rabbiner, Assistant Director for Exhibitions, The New York Public Library, Nancy Larson Shapiro, former Director, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Richard Lewis, Founder/Director, The Touchstone Center for Children, and Jeanne Lamb, Coordinator, Youth Collections, The New York Public Library.

Dr. Perri Klass - keynote, Writers Lab Mini-Conference | April 13, 2013
Dr. Perri Klass, Pediatrician and national medical director of Reach Out and Read, delivers the opening keynote address of the Bank Street Writers Lab Mini-Conference.

Laura Vaccaro Seeger - keynote, Writers Lab Mini-Conference | April 13, 2013
Laura Vaccaro Seeger, author and Caldecott Honor winning illustrator, delivers the closing keynote address of the Bank Street Writers Lab Mini-Conference.

2007-2012

Brian Floca on Designing the Cook Prize Seal | May 17, 2012
The first presentation of The Cook Prize for best STEM picture book of the year was held on May 17, 2012. Brian Floca, Caldecott medal winning author and illustrator, discussed the process he went through designing the seal.

Carmen Agra Deedy at the Irma Black Awards, Part I, Part II, Part III | May 13, 2010
Carmen Agra Deedy, 2008 Irma Black Honoree for Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach speaks at the 38th Annual Irma S. and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature at Bank Street College.

Robie Harris and Leonard Marcus on Margaret Wise Brown | 2010
Award-winning children's book author and Bank Street Alumna (GS '70), Robie Harris, and award-winning biographer and children's book critic and historian, Leonard S. Marcus, talk about Margaret Wise Brown before reading two of her books, Little Fur Family and Mister Dog: The Dog Who Belonged to Himself.

Dorothy Carter Reads The Little Island | 2010
In celebrating Bank Street Alumna Margaret Wise Brown's 100th birthday, Dorothy Carter reads the author's The Little Island.

Charles Rangel Reads Goodnight Moon | 2010
Congressman Charles B. Rangel reads Goodnight Moon at Bank Street's Family Center on Margaret Wise Brown Day.

Alma Rangel Reads The Runaway Bunny | 2010
In celebrating Bank Street alumna Margaret Wise Brown's 100th birthday, Alma Rangel reads The Runaway Bunny at the Family Center.

The Bank Street Center for Children's Literature Honors Eric Carle | October 3, 2007
Eric Carle, renowned author and illustrator, is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the October 3, 2007 event celebrating the newly created Bank Street Center for Children's Literature.