Tag Archives: Doreen Rappaport

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 […]

November – December 2015 Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities to volunteer for classroom programs are below. No experience or training is necessary to work with K-12 students as a writing or research coach, art assistant, or field trip supervisor.  If you haven’t volunteered with us before, please complete our brief application to become a member of our team. To sign up for an opportunity, […]

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 […]

Doreen Rappaport’s Rules for Writing Biographies

Doreen Rappaport is the author of numerous biographies, including Martin’s Big Words, Eleanor, Quiet No More, Jack’s Path of Courage, Abe’s Honest Words, and John’s Secret Dreams. Her most recent work, Helen’s Big World, is the centerpiece of our program at CS 21, where students are perfecting the art of writing biographies. Here are Doreen’s top 5 tips: 1. Good writing is about […]

Field Trip! CS 21 Students Visit American Foundation for the Blind

An integral part of our mission at BtB is opening up the world of books to our students; exposing them to experiences and people that make those books come to life. Mrs. LeBron’s 4th grade students at CS 21 are writing biographies inspired by Doreen Rappaport’s Helen’s Big World, and on Friday they visited the American […]

Doreen Rappaport stops in for a Skype chat with CS 21 students

It’s pretty clear that we all love Doreen Rappaport at BtB and her visit yesterday gave us yet another reason why. Not afraid to try something different, Doreen made her most recent classroom visit via Skype to talk about the biographies Mrs. LeBron’s 4th grade class are writing. Doreen encouraged the young authors to look beyond […]

Happy President’s Day!

This President’s Day, check out the work of on of our favorite partner authors Doreen Rappaport! Today, we’ll be re-reading some of our favorite biographies of US Presidents and First Ladies: Jack’s Path of Courage, Abe’s Honest Words, and Eleanor, Quiet No More. One reason we love working with Doreen is the generosity with which she shares her writing […]

BtB Celebrates Black History Month: Break Out! Poems and Art from C.S. 21

February is Black History Month, and BtB is celebrating by recognizing the fantastic work our students have done reflecting on Civil Rights, desegregation, and freedom. This week, we’re excited to feature the work of Ms. Johnson’s 4th grade class from C.S. 21 in Bed-Stuy. Break Out! is a collection of poems and art by the students under […]