Free with Museum admission
Recommended for children ages 9 - 12
Read The King of Mulbery Street and then come to the Barbara K. Lipman Library for this special event. Author Donna Jo Napoli will join us! Family participants will discuss the book, ask the author questions, and see related objects from the New-York Historical Society’s collection.
About The King of Mulberry Street
Dom is nine years old and does not speak a word of English. After his mother puts him on a ship bound for New York City, he realizes he has to learn fast in order to survive life on the streets. He has no money or food; his one possession is a brand new pair of shoes. Follow Dom through Manhattan's Five Points, once the most dangerous neighborhood in New York, as he makes friends, makes trouble, and then learns to makes ends meet.
About 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 objects and documents related to the story, and meet other historical fiction fans!
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 ages 8 and up.