Author Archives: J.L. Rigby

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Impact Stories

Not Just Any Book: Kids Excel With Diverse Literature

With engaging books featuring diverse characters, Kreitzer’s students’ achievement scores are now higher than the classrooms using school-provided resources. Kate Kreitzer, a 5th grade teacher in St Paul, MN, believes that finding culturally relevant, rigorous, and engaging academic material is key to her students’ academic achievement. Teaching reading can be tough… Read More
Our Bookshelf

Children’s Book Recommendations for the Dog Days of Summer

It’s the Dog Days of Summer, and the weather’s too hot even for our pets to enjoy time outside! So, we’re staying indoors with our furry friends and their favorite books. We asked the First Book community & staff to show us what their favorite furry companions are… Read More