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Hidden Figures Reveals New Possibilities For Young Readers

Hidden Figures YA Edition

Last month, we proudly added the young readers’ edition of Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly to our Stories for All Project™ & STEM-themed books available on the First Book Marketplace. The New York Times bestseller and inspiration for the

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Posted in Book Recipients, Books & Reading, Diversity, Education and Literacy, For educators, From Educators For Educators, STEM, Stories for All, Stories For All Project, Summer Reading

The Magic of Día: A Conversation with Author Lupe Ruiz-Flores

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The celebration of Día, or El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), can happen every day, but traditionally culminates each year on April 30th. This nationally recognized initiative emphasizes the importance of literacy for children

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Andrea Davis Pinkney on Connecting the African American and Jewish American Experience

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First Book President and CEO Kyle Zimmer recently sat down with award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney for a conversation about her latest book, A Poem for Peter — a book she describes as her “love letter” to Ezra Jack Keats, creator

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Posted in Authors & Illustrators, Books & Reading, Diversity, Impact Stories, Inspiring Stories, Poetry Month, Stories for All, Stories For All Project, Thought Leaders

Día Means Diversity in Action in 2017

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Children’s Day, Book Day/El Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros (known as Día) is the annual celebration of bookjoy created by children’s book author Pat Mora. The nationally recognized initiative emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children,

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