Category Archives: Publishing

The Fault in Our Schools: A Teacher Reflects on Censorship and the Power of Books

By Ann Camacho, editor of Bookmarked, a collection of teen essays According to the American Library Association, “Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read . . . in shared support of the freedom to seek … Continue reading

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Illustrator Spotlight: Melissa Iwai

The staff at Free Spirit is privileged to work with many amazing authors and illustrators. Click here to see more author spotlights, and we hope you enjoy learning about these writers and artists who are dedicated to helping kids succeed. … Continue reading

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The Intern Diaries

Kate M. is the summer editorial intern at Free Spirit Publishing and a rising senior in English literature at Seattle University. Cassidy F. is the summer sales and marketing intern and a recent graduate in creative writing from Macalester College. … Continue reading

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Making a Difference, or What I’ve Learned as an Editorial Intern

By Kaitlin W. Free Spirit has an active internship program in the editorial, marketing, and creative departments. We invited our current editorial intern, Kaitlin W., to consider some questions and write a post reflecting on her experience here. I started … Continue reading

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Teen Writes Book, Changes Lives—Including His Own

By Armond Isaak, coauthor of Armond Goes to a Party Hi there! I am Armond Isaak, a teenage author with Asperger’s syndrome. You may think that I am different from you, but I bet we have a lot in common. I go … Continue reading

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