Meet the authors behind the newest American Girl characters

Teresa E. Harris and Jen Calonita come to American Girl Place for an author meet-and-greet on Aug. 12.

Inspire your girl’s imagination by introducing her to the authors who brought American Girl’s newest characters to life! Girls will have a chance to meet Teresa E. Harris, who wrote “Gabriela” and “Gabriela Speaks Out,” and Jen Calonita, who penned “The Real Z.” Be sure to bring your books for autographs!

Meet and greet on Aug. 12 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Free.

American Girl Place [609 Fifth Ave. at E. 50th Street in Midtown, (877) 247–5223; www.americangirl.com/retail/new_york.php]