Author Archives: behindthebook

Inside the Org: Q&A with Author Edie Colón

We’re honored to work with so many talented and inspiring authors and we’re always excited to introduce them to our students and watch the creative sparks fly during their writing and editing workshops. This fall we worked with Edie and Raul Colón and their book, Good-bye, Havana! Hola, New York! for the first time. The book, […]

How A Few Helpful People CAN Change Children’s Lives

My Experience Volunteering with Behind the Book by BtB Intern Dionne Crick Growing up with two wonderful parents who are both so passionate about learning and reading was the start of my love affair with books. To have had the privilege of volunteering with an organization that encourages a love of reading is phenomenal. I’m […]

March Reading Series at KGB Bar

Writers make great main characters, and at this month’s reading series we’ll meet every kind of writer — from the night watchman and part-time writer in Mark de Silva’s dystopian novel Square Wave (February 2016) to the narrators in Greg Gerke’s collection of 38 short stories, My Brooklyn Writer Friend (September 2015). Join us at the KGB Bar on […]

February Reading Series at KGB

This month’s readings take us first to Iraq, where a platoon leader finds himself embroiled in conflicts he hadn’t reckoned on, in Matt Gallagher‘s new novel Youngblood. Then we venture to New York and Florida into the heart of a fraught mother-daughter relationship, when Lynn Steger Strong gives us a preview of her moving debut, […]

Share the Love This Valentine’s Day

#ShareTheLove and Enter to Win a $160 Hanky Panky Gift Basket   Hanky Panky has long been an outstanding supporter of BtB and BtB’s initiatives to bring authors and their books into underserved classrooms. This February, Hanky Panky will be sharing the love by donating a fixed amount to BtB and contributing a gift basket […]

Four Months, 21 Authors, and 600 Students

BtB’s Fall 2015 Semester Program Wrap-up It’s hard to believe a whole semester has passed and we’re launching full swing into our spring programming already. Looking back on our fall programs it’s clear we’ve covered some ground. Through 25 programs with 21 authors, from first grade through 12th grade, our students have read fiction and nonfiction […]

Calling Young Readers: BtB Read-A-Thon Needs You!

  This semester we’re excited to launch Behind the Book’s Read-A-Thon – our new fundraising project designed for kids. By hosting a BtB Read-A-Thon, your young readers will be able to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students in underserved neighborhoods in NYC and help us grow our community of lifelong readers – just […]

January Reading Series at KGB

We’re back at the KGB Bar for January’s Reading Series next week and we’re excited to kick the winter season off with an evening of magic and mystery! Join us at KGB Bar on Thursday for great readings by  Alex Mar, author of Witches of America, Erika Swyler, author of The Book of Speculation, and John Wray, author of […]

Inside the Org: Q&A with Board of Directors Member Stephen J. Cirami

The Behind the Book programs only happen because of the amazing support system the organization has in place. Board members, donors, volunteers, program coordinators, staff members, teachers, and authors — there are so many people involved with making our programs great! Today, meet Stephen J. Cirami, a new member of Behind the Book’s Board of Directors. […]

Holiday Cheer Galore at the YEB Happy Hour

On the evening of Friday, December 11th, crowds gathered at New York Beer Company, a popular midtown bar, for the Behind the Book Young Executive Board’s annual Holiday Happy Hour. As one of two main fundraising events the YEB hosts each year, the party drew more than 80 people, some of whom have been long-time Behind […]