Tag Archives: Behind the Book

Some of our student books have arrived!

by Jenna Danoy, Social Media Marketing Intern From left to right, we have A Search to Ancient Maya: A Time Travel Mystery by Class 501 at PS 76, Remember the Time by Class 4-302 at CS 21, and Third Grade Wonderful Biographies by Classes 3-300 and 3-302, also at PS 76. The fifth graders at PS 76 worked […]

Field Trips Abound!

by Jenna Danoy, Social Media Marketing Intern captions and photographs by Camille Adeoye, Program Intern Yesterday, our seventh graders from JHS 13 and some parent chaperones visited the African Burial Ground as part of their experience reading Zetta Elliott’s Ship of Souls. In this young adult novel, the main character, D, and his friends Hakeem and […]

Who’s Behind the Book? – Meet Marcia!

This is Marcia, our Graphic Artist. Marcia designs our website, formats and designs our newsletter, and designs the emails we send out to our volunteers, donors, and supporters. Marcia also designed our tenth anniversary logo, which we think is pretty cool! In addition to the work she does for us, Marcia volunteers her time and […]

The Importance of Reading – A Lesson from Judith Butler

by Jenna Danoy, Social Media Marketing Intern This year, we’ve seen a pretty outstanding crop of college commencement speakers – ranging from author Toni Morrison to President Barack Obama to the Dalai Lama. Every one of them has delivered some piece of incredible advice – but one speaker’s words stuck with us in particular. Post-structuralist […]

Announcing: Who’s Behind the Book?

We’re introducing a new series – about who’s Behind the Book! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing everyone who works in our office. From our executive director to our six interns, everyone does something awesome for the company – and we’re excited to show you! Check back soon for our very first introduction.

Come one, come all!

The Young Executive Board of Behind the Book invites you to: An afternoon of food, games, and fun! Saturday, June 22, 1pm – 6pm at Freebird Books and Goods 123 Columbia St. in Brooklyn *rain or shine!* $35 includes access to the festivities, beer, wine and food. For more details, visit our Facebook page.  Proceeds will support Behind the […]

We’ve been reading a lot of books…

…so we reviewed them on Goodreads! Here are a few of our favorites. Bird is the story of young Mehkai, whose grandfather nicknamed him “Bird.” He is a budding artist, and he works hard at his craft – he draws pictures every day, and tries to get better with each drawing. Throughout the book, we explore the […]

Check out our Spring Newsletter!

In this newsletter, you’ll find a bit of information about how eleventh graders at Community Health Academy of the Heights worked with author Patricia McCormick to create nonfiction pieces related to war in the Middle East. You’ll also find a letter from Executive Director Jo Umans detailing our progress over the last ten years and […]

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 […]

In Search of YA Authors for Reading Series Event in May!

Attention authors, fans, and Behind the Book supporters! As you know, BtB has a reading series at KGB Bar on the second Thursday of every month, where incredible authors read from their newest works. We are currently looking for Young Adult authors to be featured at our May reading series event on May 9th, 2013.  […]