Author Archives: Kara Matthews

Superbosses at DTCC

We’re honored to thank two supporters who came together for an exclusive event on August 28. First, we’d like to thank Sydney Finkelstein, author of Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent, who donated his time and expertise on our behalf. He spent the morning detailing the common characteristics of the “superbosses” he […]

September Reading at KGB

Welcome back to another season of readings – the thirteenth! – by celebrated and up-and-coming authors whose literary explorations remind us of the joy and human connection behind storytelling in any form. Behind the Book is proud to welcome returning authors Hannah Tinti and Victoria Redel, whose deeply humane and lyrical stories transport us into […]

Meet our new Director of Programs: a Q&A with Alana

  Behind the Book would like to welcome our newest staff member, Alana Benoit, into her new role as Director of Programs! Alana will be managing the Program Coordinators, showing administrative support to them, and also thinking more broadly about how to develop programs and how to build the organization. Our summer intern, Klea Kalia, […]

Capstones II: Our Student Anthologies

Our second installment in our series on volunteer book designers has arrived! Read more about these great people who volunteer their time and skills to bring a big smile to so many faces. Meg O’Connell Exploration of New York City Architecture After “much soul searching and a string of interesting but ultimately unfulfilling jobs,” Meg […]

Happy Summer Reading! – A note from Jo

Dear Friends, We are still recovering from our busiest and most rewarding year yet. I know that I say that every year but it’s true. I still get excited when I explain the depth of our programs to new principals and when I watch a child eat chicken feet with gusto on a field trip […]

Deloitte Delights!

This summer, we’re sprucing up our office space. Not to spoil the surprise, but we’re looking forward to some fall public events. We’ve gotten some help as we get our space in shape, including from a group of our friends at Deloitte making a difference:                     […]

The (Successful!) Plot to Keep Learning

We love watching students connect with books – and nothing is better than a whole class full of students coming together around an amazing book with a challenging topic. Ms. Mapp’s 9th-grade class at the Collegiate Institute of Math & Science began their study of Patricia McCormick’s book The Plot To Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: […]

Meet the Authors: From the Book to the Classroom

At Behind the Book, the key to our programs is bringing authors and their books into classrooms. The author workshops – those visits in which the author interacts with with the students – are opportunities for students to engage with the book on a deeper level. Authors bring their book to life in part through writing exercises […]