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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Talks About Her New Children’s Book at Bank Street

November 26, 2018
                                                       Keywords: Bold and Brave, Kirsten Gillibrand, Maira Kalman

On Saturday, November 17th, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Bank Street to talk about her new children’s book, Bold and Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote with illustrator, Maira Kalman.

The cover of Bold and Brave:  Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote.  Bank Street College of Education, Shael Polokow-Suransky at Bank Street with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.


Bank Street’s President, Shael Polokow-Suransky introduced the speakers and WNYC’s Alison Stewart moderated an hour long dialogue between Gillibrand and Kalman on the strong female role models in their lives, the famous and unsung suffragettes depicted in the book as well as the historically accurate but kid friendly illustrations in the book.  The discussion served as a reminder that the fight for equal rights is far from over.  Ideas were disseminated for parents and educators who want to help children find their own voices in the struggle for equality and social justice.


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We were so grateful to have Miss Stewart, Gillibrand and Kalman with us.  The audience wished the discussion could have lasted all day!





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