Tag Archives: creativity

Student Book Design: The Finishing Touch

Our favorite thing about the end of the semester is easily the student books. Here at the Behind the Book office, we love seeing the new boxes come in…a feeling that is second only to handing those books to the student authors and illustrators, and seeing their pride in their published product. These books are […]

Check it out: Knowing Our Neighborhood, by Ms. Moncada’s 3rd grade class!

Last week we gave our readers a sneak peek at the introduction to our newest student publication, Knowing Our Neighborhood, by Ms. Moncada’s 3rd grade class from PS 376, and today, you can view the book in its entirety, on our website! All of the students in Mrs. Moncada’s class are English Language Learners, but, in […]

Photo of the Week with Youme

After the craziness that was Hurricane Sandy, we’re finally able to post Youme’s photo of the week, which comes to you from… the jungle? Florida certainly looks verdant and beautiful, and Youme gives not only book recommendations, but also an inspiring faith in your own power to create. This is a picture of me holding up […]

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Visit

On Monday, October 15th, we took two classes from P.S. 76 in Harlem to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Joan Weill Center for Dance on 55th Street at 9th Avenue. The students have been reading Alvin Ailey (1995), a children’s biography of the visionary dancer and choreographer written by Andrea Pinkney and illustrated by […]

Journals, Journals, Journals!!

As you well know, all of Behind the Book’s in school programs generate a final writing project.. We’ve always been blown away by the depth and creativity of the students’ work, and this year, we want to give the students even more space to explore their identities as authors.  Therefore, in this school year, we have been focusing […]

Empowerment through Creation and Hard Work

By Susanna Pitzer, author of the award-winning book Not Afraid of Dogs For years, I have worked with children and adults on writing, illustrating, acting, and producing their own shows. All of these creative endeavors have allowed me to see first hand how a person who shares their talents is a person that grows more […]