In honor of Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown, Part II of our tripartite series Audubon’s Aviary: The Complete Flock, author Phillip Hoose will join the book club to discuss the epic, 200+ year battle to save the illusive Ivory-billed Woodpecker. After discussion, we'll visit the galleries to see Audubon's works and then Mr. Hoose will sign books. Do not miss your chance to discuss the history of wildlife conservation and meet this multi-award-winning author!
About The Race to Save the Lord God Bird
The Ivory-billed woodpecker, also called the Lord God Bird, was last caught on film in 2004 in eastern Arkansas. Before that, one was spotted in Cuba in 1987. In 1809, this now-elusive bird was much more common, but still highly sought after...and in danger. Author Phillip Hoose weaves a dramatic, adventurous tale of how this species approached extinction and the attempts made by breeders, ornithologists, and early conservationists to save the Lord God Bird.
About the Monthly Reading into History Book Club
Each month families read a historical fiction or nonfiction book together at home. 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, and meet other history detectives and special guests! Past guests have included authors Walter Dean Myers, Avi, Neela Vaswani, and Donna Jo Napoli.
This program is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.