READING IN THE ROUND A RESOUNDING SUCCESS
Thanks to all of the BCS and BNS families who turned out for the second annual Reading in the Round, an event that celebrates reading and stories. Special guest Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
gave a wonderful talk on her own reading and writing life and answered questions from the audience. Attendees chose between two of Gbemi's books --8th Grade Superzero
or Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices
to take home. The evening began with an amazing vocal performance by Jose's BAX after-school boys, and even included a delicious home-cooked meal. Stay-tuned for information on the next Reading in the Round in April!
POET DAVE JOHNSON WORKS WITH 9TH GRADE ELA STUDENTS
visited BCS 9th graders during their recent ELA Expeditionary Thursday. Dave joined BCS students via Poets House
as part of the nationwide Poetry in The Branches Public Library Initiative. Dave is currently serving as Poet in Residence for The Department of Probation of New York City.