Tag Archives: Behind the Book

Farewell to JHS13

Behind the Book bid a reluctant farewell to our nine-year partnership with JHS 13/CPEMS last week, as the school closed its doors for the final time after Friday’s graduation ceremony. The graduation was held at the legendary Apollo Theater on West 125th St, where a ceremony was held followed by a reception and dancing in the theater and […]

Inspirational Words from the First Grade

Here at Behind the Book our mission is to inspire New York City public school students to love reading and writing. When a student finishes a program feeling proud, or even surprised, at what they’ve just achieved, we know we’ve engaged a young reader. Jade is a first grader at PS 98 and was a part […]

Who’s Behind the Book? – Meet Ellen!

  This is Ellen Brown, our Student Book Coordinator. This year, we published hundreds of copies of student-written works, and this wouldn’t have been possible without Ellen. In her role as Student Book Coordinator, Ellen has spent countless hours advising and copy editing the work of each professional book designer to create high quality, polished […]

Programs Without Student Books – DeWitt Clinton High School

While a large part of our programs are centered around the process behind the creation of a book, we also do several programs where student work is not published in anthologies, but is instead celebrated in other ways. This year, twelfth graders at DeWitt Clinton High School read author Amy Waldman’s book The Submission, a novel […]

Giving Voice to Dreams

Our Dreams by Class 2-210 at PS 76 Time for a book celebration! Recently, the second-grade students at PS 76 worked with Renée Watson, author of Harlem’s Little Blackbird, to write their own stories about their dreams and aspirations. At first, the students were nervous to read aloud to the class, but with gentle encouragement from […]

Building Intrigue Around Mysteries

Last Monday, Behind the Book made a final visit to Ms. Brown’s fifth grade classroom at PS 76.  The room was all decorated for our arrival. Everyone was really excited to see Elizabeth Levy, the author whose book, Danger and Diamonds, they had all read. With her help, they wrote their own mystery book, which featured […]

Thank you!

This Saturday, Behind the Book’s Young Executive Board held its annual Backyard Brooklyn BBQ at Freebird Books and Goods! The weather was fabulous, the food was superb, and the people were exceptional! We would like to thank many people, starting of course with our hosts, Freebird Books and Goods. Thank you for hosting us once […]

PS 46 Book Celebrations!

by Danielle Charpentier, Program Intern A subway ride to Brooklyn with nearly fifty books in tow? Time for book celebrations! Behind the Book creates published books for all classes that complete programs. Each book includes a table of contents and title, copyright, and dedication pages. But what is the purpose of the published book? Significant […]