Tag Archives: Paul Griffin

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 […]

Torrey Maldonado Recommends Books for Middle and High Schoolers

With summer in full swing, it’s possible you’ve already exhausted your reading list. Never fear – Behind the Book author Torrey Maldonado has some recommendations for you!  After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson, a Behind the Book author The day D Foster enters Neeka and her best friend’s lives, the world opens up for them. Suddenly […]

BtB’s Top Titles for High Schoolers

The books just keep coming! Today we’re featuring fiction and nonfiction for high school readers, recommended by the bibliophiles on our staff; each is a profound tribute to the resilience of the human spirit. Fist Stick Knife Gun by Geoffrey Canada Long before the avalanche of praise for his work—from Oprah Winfrey, from President Bill Clinton, from […]

Paul Griffin Recommends Great Books for High Schoolers

Yesterday we announced we’d be sharing books we love from the library we helped set up at the Community Health Academy of the Heights. Today’s list comes from author Paul Griffin, who is currently working with us on a program with the 9th graders at CHAH. Here are some of his recommendations: The Green Mile […]

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 […]

Photo of the Week with Paul Griffin

Paul Griffin, author of Ten Mile River, can’t play favorites among the books he loves.  So this week he has gone above and beyond the call, and has recommended three outstanding books that he thinks you should read too. My favorite book is usually the one I’m reading, and I’m usually reading a few books […]

Today is World Poetry Day

“In a constantly evolving world, a world of rapid change and social transformation, poets have a presence alongside civil movements and know how to alert consciences to the world’s injustices as well as encourage appreciation of its beauty.”  – Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO In honor of World Poetry Day, a poem from one of […]