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Capstones II: Our Student Anthologies

Our second installment in our series on volunteer book designers has arrived! Read more about these great people who volunteer their time and skills to bring a big smile to so many faces. Meg O’Connell Exploration of New York City Architecture After “much soul searching and a string of interesting but ultimately unfulfilling jobs,” Meg […]

Meet the Authors: From the Book to the Classroom

At Behind the Book, the key to our programs is bringing authors and their books into classrooms. The author workshops – those visits in which the author interacts with with the students – are opportunities for students to engage with the book on a deeper level. Authors bring their book to life in part through writing exercises […]

Farewell to JHS13

Behind the Book bid a reluctant farewell to our nine-year partnership with JHS 13/CPEMS last week, as the school closed its doors for the final time after Friday’s graduation ceremony. The graduation was held at the legendary Apollo Theater on West 125th St, where a ceremony was held followed by a reception and dancing in the theater and […]

Check out our Spring Newsletter!

In this newsletter, you’ll find a bit of information about how eleventh graders at Community Health Academy of the Heights worked with author Patricia McCormick to create nonfiction pieces related to war in the Middle East. You’ll also find a letter from Executive Director Jo Umans detailing our progress over the last ten years and […]

Thank you to Caring Hands!

Our annual newsletter has just arrived from the printer, and it looks fabulous! We would first like to take a moment to thank Caring Hands – an initiative of healthcare advertising agency Harrison and Star LLC – for their incredibly generosity; for the third year running they have sponsored the printing of the newsletter and […]

Student Letters: Thank you Saïd Sayrafiezadeh!

There isn’t much we can add to these thank you letters that the students haven’t already said, more eloquently. Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, author of When Skateboards Will Be Free: A Memoir of a Political Childhood lead a program about memoir writing at the Collegiate Institute for Math and Science (CIMS) in the Bronx, which just wrapped up. Check […]

Field Trip! Second graders visit their pen pals

Our programs are unique opportunities to enrich students’ understanding of the world while improving their reading and writing skills. In that spirit, last week, Mr. Braverman’s second grade class from PS 46 joined author Susanna Pitzer at the Kateri Residence nursing home to meet their pen pals for the first time! It was an exciting day […]