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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 […]

Persistence: Short Stories by Miss Changkit’s Class 

In this program,  Miss Changkit’s kindergarten class read Sergio Makes a Splash! and Sergio Saves the Game! by Edel Rodriguez. They learned about overcoming challenges through persistence,  then worked with Edel over two sessions to talk about their favorite parts of his books and ask him questions. He also showed the students how to make a […]

BTB’s One-Day Pop-Up Gallery Show

After several months of authors visits, dozens of broken pastels and BtB pencils reduced to stubs, some accidentally glued fingers, and pages of rewrites, Behind the Book’s spring programs finally winded down. As always, students impressed us with their level of creativity and dedication to their work. Successfully completing a writing-based project is an essential part […]

Celebrate Lunar New Year – check out these works from BtB students inspired by Kam Mak

One unique feature of our programming here at BtB is the customization of  programs to fit the needs of each classroom we work with. Take the two third grade programs with author-illustrator Kam Mak: both used Kam Mak’s book My Chinatown: One Year in Poems as the foundation for the unit of study, but focused their […]

Journals, Journals, Journals!!

As you well know, all of Behind the Book’s in school programs generate a final writing project.. We’ve always been blown away by the depth and creativity of the students’ work, and this year, we want to give the students even more space to explore their identities as authors.  Therefore, in this school year, we have been focusing […]