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Best-selling author Kat Yeh to work with 4th grade students in April 2017
New York, NY, January 4, 2017 — This spring, renowned children’s book author Kat Yeh will work with students at the Bank Street School for Children as the school’s third annual Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence. Yeh, who is the author of several award-winning titles including The Truth About Twinkie Pie, The Friend Ship, and You’re Loveable to Me, will spend two weeks beginning in April helping children develop their skills as creative writers.
Established in 2015, the Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence program invites a prominent author to work with School for Children students each spring on different forms of writing. The program honors the legacy of Dorothy Carter, Bank Street College’s first African-American faculty member, Broadway actress, chair of the former Bank Street Writers Lab, and writer of highly acclaimed children’s books such as Grandma’s General Store – The Ark, Wilhe’mina Miles: After the Stork Night, and Bye, Mis’ Lela.
Past Writers-in-Residence have included award-winning author Adam Gidwitz and 2015 Newbery Medalist and best-selling author Kwame Alexander.
About the Center for Children’s Literature
The mission of the Center for Children’s Literature is to create, identify, and advocate for the highest quality literature for all children from infancy through adolescence. The Center ensures that such literature is readily accessible to every child, and fosters in parents, educators, and policymakers a commitment to the principle that good literature is fundamental to literacy. The Center provides workshops, guides, and content for learning and social-emotional/aesthetic development at all levels of childhood education. Learn more at bankstreet.edu/ccl.
About Bank Street College of Education
Bank Street College of Education is a recognized leader in early childhood education, teacher and leader preparation, and the development of innovative practice in school systems across the country. For one hundred years, Bank Street’s focus has been improving the education of children and their teachers by applying to the education process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. Learn more about Bank Street’s Children’s Programs, Graduate School of Education, and Division of Innovation, Policy and Research at bankstreet.edu.
For more information, contact:
Cynthia S. Weill
Director, Center for Children’s Literature
Bank Street College of Education