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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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Enter to Win Me and You and the Universe!

This month we are giving away a copy of Me and You and the Universe to three lucky readers. This calming and colorful picture book illustrates how we are all connected and teaches children about universality and connectedness and fosters an … Continue reading

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Welcoming Immigrant and Refugee Children into Your Preschool Classroom

By Molly Breen Starting school can be daunting for any child. Even though parents and other experts understand that the preschool years are a developmentally appropriate time for children to separate from parents, all of us—parents and children—feel the zing … Continue reading

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#DiverseBooks: African American Voices in Children’s Literature

All children deserve to see themselves and their lives represented in books. Organizations like We Need Diverse Books and online movements such as #OwnVoices underscore this need. According to statistics from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of … Continue reading

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Using Micro-Affirmations with Students

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW A few years ago, I worked with a student who used a nickname, and I assumed that she liked this nickname. Then one day, while doing a group activity with students, the topic of “liking … Continue reading

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