Summer Storytime for Kids: Building Manhattan!
Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, July 23 at 3 pm for a special summer storytelling event for children of all ages. Author and illustrator Laura Vila will read her new book, Building Manhattan, and lead a creative interactive art activity for kids.
Building Manhattan is a vividly illustrated picture book about the history of the many cultures who came to the island of Manhattan and what they built. It encompasses Manhattan’s rich history from its conception as an island of natural beauty with diverse wildlife, to its contemporary diversity of cultures and architecture. Illustrated with vivid and detailed paintings, each page is layered with history that is revealed though rich storytelling.
In writing and illustrating Manhattan’s rich history, it was Laura’s goal to make history both exciting and accessible to young children. Along with the book she has created enrichment materials with educational emphasis focused on helping teach children new ways to relate history to their own lives.
“The art of making children’s books is not only one of words and pictures, it is the art of making books into experiences with a life of their own inside a child’s mind.”
– L. Vila
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