Tag Archives: book recommendations

BtB Holiday Book Picks!

The holidays are here! We think the best gift is a great book that can last a lifetime. Here at BtB, we have compiled a list of the merriest reads sure to inspire a special youngster in your life this holiday season. There’s something for everyone: from the early readers, to the intermediate readers, to […]

Summer Reading for High School

Back in May, the #weneeddiversebooks campaign lit a fire to fulfill the desperate need for diverse books in children’s literature. Behind the Book has always championed efforts to find diverse authors and protagonists that will appeal to students since we serve communities of color. For the Summer, we’ve created an epic list of diverse books to reflect the diversity in our city; here’s […]

Summer Reading for (early) Elementary

Back in May, the #weneeddiversebooks campaign lit a fire to fulfill the desperate need for diverse books in children’s literature. Behind the Book has always championed efforts to find diverse authors and protagonists that will appeal to students since we serve communities of color. For the Summer, we’ve created an epic list of diverse books to reflect the diversity in […]

Summer Reading for Kindergarten

Back in May, a group of diverse authors made a public call to action in order to directly address the absence of diversity in children’s literature and the lack of action to fix the issue. They created the #weneeddiversebooks campaign. On May 1st, they asked people to post photos of themselves holding signs about how […]

It’s Officially Summer!

And with that comes summer reading lists. Even though that might seem to be a daunting task, we’d like to make it a bit easier for you and give you some ideas for where to get started. Elementary School Mama Does the Mambo  by Katherine Leiner Following the death of her Papa, Sophia fears that […]

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 […]

BtB’s Top Titles for High Schoolers

The books just keep coming! Today we’re featuring fiction and nonfiction for high school readers, recommended by the bibliophiles on our staff; each is a profound tribute to the resilience of the human spirit. Fist Stick Knife Gun by Geoffrey Canada Long before the avalanche of praise for his work—from Oprah Winfrey, from President Bill Clinton, from […]

BtB’s Top 10 Books for Middle Schoolers!

Recently, we’ve been featuring books for high schoolers by authors we love. Today, we made the picks! Here are BtB’s top 10 books for middle schoolers, as recommended by our outstanding staff: Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez: Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th […]

7 Books for High Schoolers Recommended by Matt de la Pena

Today, we’re continuing our series of recommendations from the new library at the Community Health Academy of the Heights with a list from author Matt de la Pena! Matt is working with us and the 10th graders at CHAH who are writing short stories. Here are his suggestions. Drown by Junot Diaz: Born and raised in […]