Behind the Book inspires New York City public school students to love reading by bringing accomplished authors and their books into classrooms and creating rich, innovative literacy programs. Serving students ranging in age from Pre-K through the 12th grade, Behind the Book identifies books that speak to urban youth and brings the authors of those books into the classroom to work with students. Through a series of workshops, authors explore a genre of writing and guide students in the development of of their own original written work. Behind the Book programs foster a life-long love of reading, writing and learning.
How Programs Work
Behind the Book programs are innovative and engaging.
How to Bring BtB to Your School
Bring the magic of Behind the Book programming to your school.
Gallery of Student Work
View our students’ books.
Behind the Book recruits acclaimed authors, as well as rising stars, to visit classrooms and inspire students.
Resources & Links
Behind the Book provides resources and links to support and inspire educators and parents.