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Behind the Book is hiring! We seek to fill two positions:

Director of Development with the skills and vision to garner support and funds for our school programs. The DoD will manage all aspects of fundraising for the organization, including contributing to and executing the organization’s strategic fundraising plan. Learn more and apply.

Director of Programming will organize and manage all aspects of programs from conception to execution and measurement. The Director of Programming works closely with the ED and with partner schools and manages a team of program coordinators, including part-time and volunteer. Learn more and apply.

Reading Series

The Behind the Book Reading Series at KGB Bar takes place the second Thursday of every month. This month's reading on April 10 features Cara Hoffman, Alena Graedon and Derek Owens. Learn more.


We’re featured in the
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’
Quarterly Newsletter!

The article highlights our unique approach to motivating young people to read, with adorable pictures of our students and authors!

Rockefeller Philanthropy newsletter
Read the article!

Our latest video

Behind the Book celebrates its 10th anniversary of bringing authors and artists into the New York City schools. Watch our latest video:

BtB in the Wall St. Journal

Thank you to everyone who attended our
10th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit!

If you couldn't make it or you want to relive the night,
pick up a copy of the Wall Street Journal.

Or read it online.



Behind The Book's mission is to motivate young people to become engaged readers by connecting them to contemporary writers and illustrators. We bring authors and their books into individual classrooms to build literacy skills and create a community of life-long readers and writers. Our programs take place in underserved K-12 public schools, are part of the class curricula and meet the Common Core Standards.

Get Involved

Join our Young Executive Board.  Learn More.

If you are interested in VOLUNTEERING, please visit: I'd like to volunteer.

Behind The Book would like to thank the following funders for their recent contributions to our literacy programming:

The Korein Foundation

The Grodzins Fund

Random House, Inc.

Behind the Book has a YouTube Channel !

Check out what our students are saying about our programs:

Learn more about this program here.

Behind The Book takes evaluation seriously.

To view our 2010 Elementary School Initiative evaluation, click here.

To view the results of our 2008 program-wide evaluation, conducted by Dr. Horowitz of Columbia University, click here.

To view our 2010 - 2011 Yearbook, click here.

To view our 2009 Annual Report, click here.

To read more Buzz, click here.

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