Behind the Book

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About us

Behind the Book is a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy and a reading culture in underserved New York City public schools.

In the midst of shrinking education budgets, Behind the Book (BtB) offers NYC students a refreshingly creative and empowering experience. We bring authors and their books into individual classrooms to build literacy skills and create a community of life-long readers and writers. Authors teach a series of workshops that engage and inspire students and culminate in the publication of a writing project, such as an illustrated book, a school newspaper, or a short story anthology.

We are the only 501(c)(3) in New York City motivating youth to read through a program of book donations and author visits connected to classroom curriculum.



Contact information

Government ID number: 32-0086097

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Phone: 212-222-3627

Fax: 212-222-3651

216 West 135th Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY, 10030, US

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