Tag Archives: BtB Programs

Meet the Authors: From the Book to the Classroom

At Behind the Book, the key to our programs is bringing authors and their books into classrooms. The author workshops – those visits in which the author interacts with with the students – are opportunities for students to engage with the book on a deeper level. Authors bring their book to life in part through writing exercises […]

A Generous Third-Grade Class Publishes a Book

A group of Brooklyn third graders recently thought deeply about paying it forward – and in the process learned about the transformative power of performing a kind act for someone in their community. If you’re familiar with Behind the Book already, you’ll know that we integrate our literacy programs into existing curricula, working closely with […]

Inside the Org: Q&A with Author Ginjer Clarke

Meet Ginjer Clarke one of the many authors who worked with Behind the Book program last fall. Ginjer brought her book What’s up in the Amazon Rainforest to a 4th/5th grade classroom at PS 46 in Ft. Greene. Our kids loved this nonfiction book. After meeting Ginjer to learn about her research and writing processes, students wrote letters advocating for […]

Inside the Org: Q&A with Author Edie Colón

We’re honored to work with so many talented and inspiring authors and we’re always excited to introduce them to our students and watch the creative sparks fly during their writing and editing workshops. This fall we worked with Edie and Raul Colón and their book, Good-bye, Havana! Hola, New York! for the first time. The book, […]

How A Few Helpful People CAN Change Children’s Lives

My Experience Volunteering with Behind the Book by BtB Intern Dionne Crick Growing up with two wonderful parents who are both so passionate about learning and reading was the start of my love affair with books. To have had the privilege of volunteering with an organization that encourages a love of reading is phenomenal. I’m […]

Four Months, 21 Authors, and 600 Students

BtB’s Fall 2015 Semester Program Wrap-up It’s hard to believe a whole semester has passed and we’re launching full swing into our spring programming already. Looking back on our fall programs it’s clear we’ve covered some ground. Through 25 programs with 21 authors, from first grade through 12th grade, our students have read fiction and nonfiction […]

Behind the Book Partners with Four NYC Restaurants on #GivingTuesday

On December 1, 2015, Eat Well and Support BtB Programs We’re so excited to partner with local restaurants on #GivingTuesday, December 1, 2015, “the global day of giving” to raise funds to continue our immersive literacy programming in under-served public schools across NYC. With many of our programs in Harlem and Brooklyn, it makes perfect […]