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Kwame Alexander speaks on stage in a panel

Kwame Alexander: Poetry and the Common Humanity

As a child, Kwame Alexander might have been the only young boy to get excited when his father told him to clean out the garage. For Kwame, the garage was a world of discovery. This particular space in their Virginia home was cluttered with milk crates stacked high, containing books of all sorts. They ranged from first […]

Liora Mondlak

Back to the Blocks

Since its founding in 2000, The Laura Adasko Lenzner Fund in Celebration of Children and Art has sponsored annual outstanding artist residencies at Bank Street. Laura Adasko Lenzner was a passionate artist and a dedicated parent at the School for Children. Laura Adasko was born in Brooklyn and educated at the Art Students League in Manhattan […]