Tag Archives: literacy

Coming Soon: Reading Recomendations from BtB Authors

Access to literature is a fundamental part of creating readers for life and, in that spirit, we donate hundreds of books each year to our partner schools. Most of those books go directly to the students in our programs, and we usually donate an additional 5-10 books to the classroom or school’s library. But at […]

Volunteer with Behind the Book

We’re rolling out a new feature on our blog today: volunteer opportunities! Click on the “Volunteer Opportunities” link to your left for a comprehensive list of dates for our upcoming programs. Why volunteer with Behind the Book? We’ll let some of our seasoned volunteers do the talking: “Thank you for the opportunity to spend a […]

March is for Role Models

March is Women’s History Month, tomorrow is International Women’s Day, and we’d like to celebrate all of the incredibly talented and dedicated women who have worked with us at BtB to empower students. Our mission is to engage students in reading and writing because literacy and literature open up worlds parallel to and vastly different […]

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 […]

We’re all authors! BtB students celebrate their first published book

As author Susanna Pitzer entered the second grade classroom at PS 46 in Fort Greene, the seven year-old students instantly lit up and rushed to give her a warm welcome. Susanna’s book, Not Afraid of Dogs, was the centerpiece of a several part program where students wrote short stories based on their personal experiences with fear. Last week, BtB […]