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On Being a Teacher and an Ally

By Molly Breen Parents and educators have long grappled with whether and how to address difficult subjects with young children. Common concerns include age-appropriateness and a worry of overwhelming children with adult concerns. But truthfully, kids will pick up on … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Celebrate Pride Month at Home

By Afsaneh Moradian, author of Jamie Is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way For the first time in 51 years, Pride parades and gatherings will be limited, with many people staying home for health reasons. While … 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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Building Inclusive Libraries That Reach Underserved Populations

By Amadee Ricketts, author of Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning The whole building at all times should be managed with the broadest spirit of hospitality. . . . Then do away with all unnecessary restrictions, take … 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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