Saturday June 23rd 3-5pm at our 84th St Store: PICTURE BOOK BIOGRAPHIES

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Join us for an afternoon of exciting picture book biographies with BARBARA McCLINTOCK Nothing Stopped Sophie, SHIRA BOSS for Up in the Leaves, JENNIFER THERMES for Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail, BRYAN COLLIER for The 5 O’Clock Band, AURA LEWIS for Gloria’s Voice and MARYANN MACDONALD for Rosa’s Animals.

Learn the story of Bob Redman's treehouses in SHIRA BOSS's Up in the Leaves. Tired of the hustle and bustle, Bob took shelter in the natural beauty of Central Park. In the trees he covertly built a series of amazing treehouses which dazzled passers-by... and caught the attention of the authorities. In illustrator BRYAN COLLIER's The 5 O'Clock Band, follow Trombone Shorty on a tour of his beloved New Orleans. Learn along with shorty as each person he meets has some NOLA-bred wisdom to share about being an artist, a leader, and a friend. AURA LEWIS' Gloria's Voice introduces young readers to women's rights leader, Gloria Steinem. Follow her as she finds her voice in a world dominated by men and see how her words contributed to a national political awakening.

MARYANN MACDONALD's Rosa's Animals tells the story of Rosa Bonheur, a 19th century animal painter who lived life to the fullest and defied convention to pursue her craft. Learn about her daring exploits, her prestigious achievements, and her exotic pets! Nothing Stopped Sophie, illustrated by BARBARA McCLINTOCK, teaches a lesson in perseverance through the life of Sophie Germain. Through sheer tenacity and incredible smarts, Sophie worked her way into the world of academia against all the odds and became a world-renowned mathematician. In JENNIFER THERMES' Grandma Gatewood, experience the natural beauty of the eastern US with Emma Gatewood, the 67-year-old who became the first woman to hike the length of the Appalachian Trail. Interspersed with maps and trivia about the trail, the book provides a geographical and historical context to this incredible story.

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