Tag Archives: literacy

Calling Young Readers: BtB Read-A-Thon Needs You!

  This semester we’re excited to launch Behind the Book’s Read-A-Thon – our new fundraising project designed for kids. By hosting a BtB Read-A-Thon, your young readers will be able to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students in underserved neighborhoods in NYC and help us grow our community of lifelong readers – just […]

Chocolates & Dancing: A Night of Celebration to Benefit NYC Youth!

Behind the Book was joined by friends both old and new on Tuesday, November 17, for Youth INC’s annual Gala Celebration Benefit. The night was a resounding success with over 130 tickets and sponsorships sold. You couldn’t miss us as you walked into the grand ballroom at the Waldorf Astoria New York. Friends and supporters gathered around two tables […]

Art Internships with BtB

  BtB is currently offering internship opportunities to support our dedicated teaching artists. If you’re looking for experience to set you on a rewarding career path in arts, education or the non-profit sector and you share our passion for art education, read application details for Art Interns here. The 2015 Fall position has been filled but […]

Inspirational Words from the First Grade

Here at Behind the Book our mission is to inspire New York City public school students to love reading and writing. When a student finishes a program feeling proud, or even surprised, at what they’ve just achieved, we know we’ve engaged a young reader. Jade is a first grader at PS 98 and was a part […]

Original Art Giveaway for Children’s Literacy

Announcing a Special Delivery Art Giveaway to benefit literacy non-profits. Philip Stead, author of the Caldecott Medal winner Sick Day for Amos McGee, and illustrator Matthew Cordell are the author illustrator team behind this week’s new release, Special Delivery, and to celebrate their launch they’re raffling some of their original art to benefit children’s literacy. This […]

Spooky Reads! BtB’s Favorite Halloween-themed Books for Children and Young Adults

Behind the Book’s new Director of Programming, Briana Harris, knows all about books. This week, in honor of all things creepy, she sits down with our star intern and all around super ghoul, Jaida Triblet, to share her favorite Halloween-themed reads for children and young adults. Read on…if you dare! Jaida “Super Ghoul” Triblet: What […]

Thank you!

This Saturday, Behind the Book’s Young Executive Board held its annual Backyard Brooklyn BBQ at Freebird Books and Goods! The weather was fabulous, the food was superb, and the people were exceptional! We would like to thank many people, starting of course with our hosts, Freebird Books and Goods. Thank you for hosting us once […]