Tag Archives: books we love

July Reading Series at KGB

Behind the Book is excited to announce an encore presentation of our Reading Series on July 14th at 7PM. These authors will be reading from works in progress. Come be surprised with us! Cyzar Arca Cyzar moved to New York when he was seven years old as an American-born citizen from the Philippines. He lived […]

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 Middle Grade

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 […]

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 […]

Paul Griffin Recommends Great Books for High Schoolers

Yesterday we announced we’d be sharing books we love from the library we helped set up at the Community Health Academy of the Heights. Today’s list comes from author Paul Griffin, who is currently working with us on a program with the 9th graders at CHAH. Here are some of his recommendations: The Green Mile […]