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Library Salon #11: Friday, April 21st @ 5 pm

Library Salon four books 

Exploration of Middle Grade Texts on Immigrant/Refugee Experiences

Join us for a book group style discussion, led by four literary educators. For an enriched conversation, choose one of the four books below
 to read for small group discussions:

  1. Audacity by Melanie Crowder. Clara Lemlich's life story, from her childhood in Russia to her groundbreaking labor activism in New York, is told in vivid verse. Includes historical notes and glossary. (Ages 12-15)

  2. Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai. Ha and her family find new battles to fight in Alabama when they flee South Vietnam in 1975 (Ages 9-12)

  3. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Separated from his family at the height of the 1985 Sudanese civil war, 11-year-old Salva describes his long  journey to safety. His true story is juxtaposed with Nya's 2008 story, giving both a historical and contemporary view of life in that area of the world. (Ages 10-14)

  4. The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Traumatized after seeing her Sudanese village destroyed and her father killed, twelve-year-old Amira must learn again to express herself. Free verse with simple pencil drawings. (Ages 9-12).

The library welcomes Bank Street educators Mollie Welsh Kruger, Elizabeth Henly, Allie Jane Bruce, and Peggy McNamara to lead our group discusssions.

 Books are available at the Bank Street Book Store and your local library.
As customary, refreshments provided!

Research Guides

April is National Poetry Month 

This Week's Research Guide

  • Poetry (April is National Poetry Month)

Previous Guides of the Week

Passwords & Logins

  • Databases from home: use your 14 digit library barcode or cohort access code.
  • Renew & place holds on books: your username is your 14 digit library barcode. The password is changeme. Here are some step-by-step instructions.
  • eReserves: your instructor will email you the password. Watch this eReserves YouTube video on how to access readings.
  • Printing: your username is the first part of your Bank Street email address. The password is your student ID. Parents and guests ask for a print access card.
  • contact the HelpDesk for details 212-875-4642.