Resources

Keep checking back for new and updated resources!  Please note that some of the resources are Brooklyn-centric.

LIBRARIES

“Every child needs a safe place to fall – a place where he or she can explore things without worrying about failure and judgment. A library is one of those places. In a library you can learn by following your own nose, which is very different from someone telling you what you should learn. Once a [child] learns a library is hers, to use as she wants, the world opens up.” – Bill Harley

Libraries are oases of quiet and order.  They are sites for open exploration and inquiry. In addition to being a home to books, they are also hosts for a wide variety of cultural and literary events.  Do take the time to explore the websites of the public library system to familiarize yourself with the the wealth of services and events.  If you are active on Facebook, “Like” the FB pages of the libraries to stay up-to-date about their goings-on!

LIBRARIES
Brooklyn Public Library – Home 
BPL Library- Resources for Children and Teens
BPL Library -Resources for Parents and Teachers
New York Public Library – Home
NYPL -Resources for Children

NYPL – Resources for Teens
NYPL – Resources for Educators
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
NYPL – Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
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CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS
(* denotes authorship of graphic novels)
Selina Alko
Cece Bell*
Victoria Jamieson*
Maira Kalman
Kam Mak
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Brian Pinkney
Sean Qualls
Faith Ringgold
Mari Takabayashi
Sara Varon*
Lesley Ware

OTHER RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
A Fuse #8 Production
A Guide to Using Graphic Novels with Children and Teens
Bank Street Bookstore
Books Matter: The Best Kid Lit on Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice

Center for Children’s Literature – Bank Street College
Lee and Low Books
Scholastic

School Library Journal
90-Second Newbery Film Festival 

ADVENTURES OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM
Mark Morris Dance Center – Children and Teens
Out of the Classroom and Into the World
Piper Theatre Productions  – Summer Education
Red Hook Initiative

Smith Street Workshop summer camps 
The Creative Cookie – classes and camps
The Brooklyn Museum 
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden
The Old Stone House
The Teenage Liberation Handbook

CHAMPIONS OF PROGRESSIVE PARENTING AND EDUCATION
Alfie Kohn
Bank Street College of Education
Cornell West and Sylvia Hewett, authors of The War Against Parents
Hand-In-Hand: Nurturing the Parent-Child Connection
Renee Dinnerstein: Investigating Choicetime
Sal Vascellaro

WRITING, DRAWING AND THE CREATIVE PROCESS:  RESOURCES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
Lynda Barry 
Julia Cameron
New York Writer’s Coalition
Ralph Fletcher
Natalie Goldberg
Danny Gregory
Austin Kleon

Planet SARK

APPS
Dentist Bird

CONSULTANTS
Joyce Szuflita, NYC School Help

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