Today’s the first day of summer for public school students in New York City, and we’re tallying up Behind the Book’s impact for the school year. I hope that you’re as proud as we are of all that we’ve accomplished. With your help and support, we:
- Produced 53 programs in 13 schools for a total of 298 workshops;
- Served 1,454 students in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan;
- Gave away 3,780 books to the kids, classrooms and school libraries;
- Published 20 student books for 702 students.
We’re just 11 employees – three full-time – so we couldn’t do this without you, especially the 180 volunteers that served 845 volunteer hours through the course of the year.
Always first in our hearts, the authors with whom we work, who are key to all that we do. Of the 39 children and young adult book authors that visited schools with us this year we’d like to welcome these new authors to the BtB family:
And the many who joined us in the evening for our events and our reading series:
Mark de Silva
Tanwi Nandini Islam
Lynn Seger Strong
Thank you, thank you to everyone that made this year such a success. I hope you spend the summer with a good book or ten, as we gear up to make next year even better.
By the way, if you’ve got little ones, check out our summer reading recommendations on Facebook and Twitter this week!