Our Remote Storytime Readings, featuring books for a variety of age groups, take place Friday mornings at 11am EST.
This Friday, for our 10th Storytime, we're excited to present Innosanto Nagara reading Counting on Community and participating in a live Q&A on Facebook!
Remote Storytime Series #9:
Design legend Seymour Chwast presents his futuristic children's book Arno and the Mini-Machine
Purchase a copy of Arno and the Mini-Machine here: bit.ly/ArnoMiniMachine
Remote Storytime Series #8:
Renowned translator Antonia Lloyd-Jones (tr. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk), reads the titular poem of Robert Graves' lovely collection Ann At Highwood Hall: Poems for Children.
Grab a copy here: bit.ly/AnnHighwoodHall
Remote Storytime Series #7:
Cory Silverberg, author of What Makes a Baby, reads from his amazing gender-inclusive sex-education book for children, Sex Is a Funny Word, illustrated by Fiona Smyth.
Purchase a copy of Sex Is a Funny Word here: bit.ly/SexFunnyWord
Remote Storytime Series #6:
Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) reads A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
Purchase a copy of A is for Activist here: bit.ly/Nagara-Activist
Remote Storytime Series #5:
Icelandic author Andri Snær Magnason reads from his incredible environmentalist children's book,The Story of the Blue Planet, translated by Julian Meldon D'Arcy and illustrated by Aslaug Jonsdottir. In partnership with Iceland Naturally and filmed at the Young People's Theatre of Toronto, this reading is one of seven individual videos that, together, comprise the entirety of "The Story of the Blue Planet." View the rest here.
Purchase a copy of The Story of the Blue Planet here: bit.ly/StoryBluePlanet
Remote Storytime Series #4:
James Lecesne, the founder of The Trevor Project, reads from his novella Trevor (2012), a coming-of-age, anti-bullying story of a whimsical 13-year-old boy who stages a re-enactment of Jacques-Louis David’s "La Mort de Marat" in his bathtub and plans to dress up as his idol, Lady Gaga, for Halloween.
“Trevor’s story is not a sad, cautionary tale—it’s about love and resilience.” –Teen Vogue
Purchase a copy of Trevor here: bit.ly/Lecesne-Trevor
Remote Storytime Series #3:
Lucia Caistor reads Jose Saramago's children's book, The Lizard, translated by Lucia and Nick Caistor
"This memorable fable about the arrival of a giant, fork-tongued but seemingly harmless lizard artfully combines the mythmaking sensibilities of the Portuguese Nobel laureate Saramago and the Brazilian artist Borges. The mysterious lizard shows up in an ordinary town, and 'panic filled the air.' As forces gather to attack it, the creature is transformed into a rose, possibly by fairies. The winsome language and striking woodcut art in bold colors and lots of black capture the ominous rush to judgment and the sweet possibility of wonderment." —Maria Russo, New York Times Book Review
Purchase a copy of The Lizard here: bit.ly/LizardSaramago
Remote Storytime Series #2:
Rebecca Stefoff, who, with Howard Zinn, created A Young People's History of the United States, reads a short portion on the history of Student Rights in the United States.
Purchase a copy of A Young People's History of the United States here: bit.ly/YoungPeopleHistory
Remote Storytime Series #1:
NYPL librarian Hal Schrieve reads from hir National Book Award-longlisted debut novel Out of Salem (12+), a biting, hilariously macabre story of misfit monsters fighting repression and bigotry (and trying to pass 9th grade) in mid-90's Salem, Oregon.
Purchase a copy of Out of Salem here: bit.ly/OutOfSalem