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How Libraries Connect Kids with Books During the Pandemic

By Amadee Ricketts, author of Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning When public library buildings across the country shut down in March 2020 under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, youth services librarians and other library staff … Continue reading

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2020 African American Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest Winners

All children deserve to see themselves and their lives represented in books written by people like them. To help make that happen, Strive Publishing and Free Spirit Publishing have partnered to create the African American Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest, … Continue reading

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Building Bridges with Bilingual Books

By Amadee Ricketts, author of Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning Bilingual books can help children from all backgrounds discover the richness and diversity of language. They can serve as mirrors, giving children who are dual-language learners … Continue reading

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Boost SEL with Summertime Reading BINGO

By Amadee Ricketts, author of Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning Reading together is fun all year round, but summer is a great time to discover new favorites and add a creative twist. Summertime SEL (social and … Continue reading

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Join the Free Spirit Advisory Council of Educators

Free Spirit is seeking early childhood educators and K–12 classroom teachers to join our Advisory Council of Educators. The advisory council provides valuable feedback to help make our books and other products even more beneficial for children and teens. Council … Continue reading

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