• Thu
    27
    Feb
    2020
    4:00 pmMaplewood Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040

    Books & Big Ideas: The Long Ride with Marina Budhos

    Maplewood Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040

    February 27 at 4:00 pm

    What's your story?

    Join a conversation for all ages about identity and race with Maplewood author Marina Budhos. Her latest middle-grade novel, set in the 1970s, depicts three mixed race girls who are part of a controversial busing plan. We want to hear about your own experiences: How do you identify, and how are you seen in the world? Was the past different from today? Is it fair when kids are asked to change the world? This cross-generational conversation features books, a 70's pop quiz and pizza!

    Recommended for ages 8 through adult. Drop in. Books & Big Ideas-The Long Ride Event Details. Maplewood Library, Thursday, February 27. 4:00 pm

     

  • Tue
    03
    Mar
    2020
    9:00 amBronx Academy

    Behind the Book Visit

    March 3, 2020, 9:00 am

    Bronx Academy

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020
    9:00 amToday's Girl/Tomorrow's Woman Conference 2020

    Keynote Speaker, "Difference is Strength"

    Today's Girl/Tomorrow's Woman 2020 Conference

    Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

    UFT Building, 52 Broadway, NY, NY 10004

    Award winning author Marina Budhos will tell of her journey to becoming an author, drawing on her own multi-racial background.  She loves to make visible the stories of young people who are often invisible to others.  Difference, she believes, can become one’s strength as we take our place in the world.

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020
    12:15 pmMontclair
    Join three authors of very different Young Adult books for a lively discussion of world-building, inspiration, and what makes a successful YA novel. Tochi Onyebuchi’s action-packed, futuristic fiction includes War Girls and Beasts of the Night, and his latest, the adult novel Riot Baby. Writer and performer Abby Sher’s darkly comic new novel Miss You Love You Hate You Bye considers friendship and mental health, while Emma Lord’s debut Tweet Cute is a witty rom-com reinvention. 
  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020
    1:30 pmMontclair

    When Adults Listen to Kids: Young People on the Forefront of Social Change

    Montclair Literary Festival

    Saturday, March 28, 2020

    1:30-2:30 pm

    As some young people are taking action on issues from gun violence to climate change and LGBTQ rights, others are pulled into activism through circumstance. What is it like to live through major social change and be caught up in social activism? In her novel The Long Ride, Marina Budhos tells the story of three mixed-race girls who are part of the social experiment of bussing in 1970s New York, while Journalist Candy Cooper explores the Flint water crisis in Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan Fought for their Lives and Warned the Nation.

  • Tue
    31
    Mar
    2020
    10:30 amThe Center for Fiction

    Details TBA--Marina will be talking with students about THE LONG RIDE as part of the Kids Read program.

  • Thu
    02
    Apr
    2020
    12:20 pmQueens Library & I.S. 238

    Marina will be addressing I.S. 238 students at the main branch of the Queens Library, in Jamaica, Queens about her novel THE LONG RIDE--a great coming home since her book is set in Queens and is all about a busing plan to South Jamaica and even has a reference to this library!  Looking forward to talking about race and busing to this new cohort of kids.

  • Thu
    11
    Jun
    2020
  • Wed
    17
    Jun
    2020
    9:00 amKingsborough Early College Middle School

    Meet the Writers

    June 17, 2020, 9:00 am

    Kingsborough Early College Middle School