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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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Second Annual African American Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest

All children deserve to see themselves and their lives represented in books written by people like them. To help make that happen, last year, Free Spirit partnered with Strive Publishing to bring you the first African American Voices in Children’s … Continue reading

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Class Project: Creating Video Book Reviews

By Tina Zureick and Craig Dunlap How would someone pick a good book if they could not read? For the past three years, Tina has been asking this question of her second graders at Yealey Elementary School in Florence, Kentucky. … Continue reading

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