Tag Archives: Tony Medina

BtB’s Top 10 Books for Middle Schoolers!

Recently, we’ve been featuring books for high schoolers by authors we love. Today, we made the picks! Here are BtB’s top 10 books for middle schoolers, as recommended by our outstanding staff: Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez: Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th […]

New Book Celebration!

On Friday, class 802 from JHS 113 in East Harlem, were surprised to find an ecopy of their newly published book of autobiographical poetry Where 802 is From up on the smartboard. The surprise book party, complete with cookies and juice, was a great time for all; the students took some time browsing through the copy on our […]

New Student Book: Where 802 is From

April is National Poetry Month, and here at BtB we’re celebrating in our favorite way: with student books! Poetry is an incredible mode of discovery and self-expression for young writers, and so every year we make sure to bring poets into classrooms; this year we were fortunate and had the opportunity to work with Alan […]

Behind the Book Summer Reads for Kids and Adults

It’s the height of summer, and a great time to read! Here are a few of our favorite books for kids and adults that we recommend for your reading pleasure. Love to Langston by Tony Medina Appropriate for Ages 7-11 Maybe it’s that our recent move to Harlem has put us in the mood for […]

Photo of the Week with Tony Medina

Summer is a great time for trying new books and discovering new favorites.  This week Tony Medina tells us about a great book he found and loved immediately. The book I selected as one of my faves is one I just read a few weeks ago, Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. What I like about the […]