Reading into History
"In addition to the self esteem this opportunity provided, [this program] was of enormous educational value. . .Reading these books has really given us a springboard to explore. . .important time periods in history."
Reading Into History
Ages 9 – 12
Do you love reading books about the people and places in American history? Do you want to discuss them with their authors and other history fans and explore real museum artifacts? Then Reading into History is a family book club for history detectives like you.
The Museum is temporarily closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19, but the book club is still meeting online. Every other Sunday, families can attend a virtual book discussion where they share reactions to the book; see cool museum artifacts and original documents that bring the book to life; and meet other history detectives, authors, and special guests! Past authors have included Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, Phillip Hoose, Kirby Larson, Tim Tingle and Avi, just to name a few!
Sunday, June 28 | 2-3 pm
Celebrate Pride Month by joining us online to discuss A High Five for Glenn Burke with author Phil Bildner. Step up to the plate with the book’s protagonist, sixth grader Silas Wade, as he conducts his research project about former Major Leaguer Glenn Burke—the first openly gay baseball player and the man who invented the high five.
Conquer the great outdoors this summer with Calpurnia Virginia Tate! Join us in September to discuss Jacqueline Kelly’s award-winning novel, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. Join us to discuss the book, what it meant to be a woman at the turn of the 20th century, the beginnings of evolutionary biology, and women in science today.
What made John and Abigail Adams' marriage such a powerful one? Listen as New-York Historical President and CEO Louise Mirrer talks to David Bruce Smith, author of the illustrated book Abigail & John, about the remarkable, egalitarian union between the President and First Lady.
HISTORY DETECTIVE BLOG
If your family loves American history, visit our History Detectives blog! You'll learn about upcoming family programs, read interviews with book club authors and other experts, and get a family-friendly perspective on our Museum collections and historical topics. Go to the Blog!