May 19, 3 pm, ages 9-12, free with admission
Come discuss the graphic novel Around the World by award-winning author/illustrator Matt Phelan. There will be snacks, conversation, a Q&A with the author, and a peek at objects from the Museum’s collection related to world exploration and ground-breaking female journalist and world-traveler, Nellie Bly. And of course, there will be a book signing!
About Around the World
This graphic novel tells the stories of three people who circumnavigated the globe in different ways: Thomas Stevens did it on a bike, Nellie Bly set a record by steamboat, and Joshua Slocum was the first to make the trip alone on a 36-foot sloop. Each world-traveler faced different challenges while experiencing cultural encounters very few people could in the nineteenth century. This book has earned starred reviews from Kirkus, the School Library Journal and many more publications. The New York Times calls it “A first-rate pleasure from the acclaimed graphic novelist Phelan. And this book - riveting, wondrously drawn, expertly paced - is a triumph in and of itself.”
About the Monthly Reading into History Book Club
Each month families read a historical fiction or nonfiction book and participate in on-line discussions with authors, educators, and other families. Get ideas for discussion, ask authors questions, and visit the History Detectives blog! At the end of each month, families can attend a Book Wrap event where they will share reactions to the book, see cool museum artifacts and documents related to the book, meet other history detectives, and even the authors! Past authors have included Walter Dean Myers, Neela Vaswani, and Donna Jo Napoli.
About the History Detectives blog
Hear from book club authors, find out about some do-it-yourself projects, and learn about all the cool stuff in the New-York Historical Society's collection at this blog for young historians! New content each week, this blog is written for parents and kids.