Author Archives: Marissa Wasseluk

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Director of Content, Digital Communications
Focus on First Book, Our Partners

Mark Your Calendars: Give Hope, Love, & Books to Kids in Need

Mark your calendars! The Very Hungry Caterpillar turns 50 this year! Can you believe it? It’s been 50 years since a little green and red insect with an insatiable appetite began his transformative journey. Can you remember the first time you read this book or the first time you read it to a… Read More
Our Bookshelf

4 Kids’ Books that Inspire Civic Engagement and Voting

It’s up to us all to show kids that in a democracy, citizens can use their voices to make a difference in our communities. Here are a few stories to share with kids to inspire them to get involved with their communities and (when they’re old enough) to vote!… Read More
Author Voices

Q&A with Mary Louise Sanchez, author of “The Wind Called My Name”

Today we wish a happy “book birthday” to The Wind Called My Name – a middle-grade historical fiction novel about a young Latina girl & her family settling in Wyoming during The Great Depression. We here at First Book are particularly excited to see this title hit bookshelves today! Its author, Mary Louise… Read More
Focus on First Book, Our Partners

First Book & Healthcare Programs: Supporting Healthy Bodies & Healthy Minds

The wellbeing of a child extends far outside the classroom. Many caring adults have a hand in a child’s development – from parents and teachers to librarians and pediatricians. Here at First Book, we recognize the many different needs of all child caregivers and strive to meet all of them. With… Read More
Author Voices, For Educators

LIGHTS ALIVE! Why Telling Your Story Matters

Guest post by author Laura Geringer Bass. There is a scene in my new middle grade novel, The Girl with More than One Heart, that is based on a real life parent conference I had once with my son’s kindergarten teacher. I called the chapter… Read More
Focus on First Book, Impact Stories

School is Back in Session: Here’s Our Assignment

As kids and educators start a new year, we have an assignment: We must step up and be part of a child’s success. Kyle Zimmer, CEO & co-founder of First Book The following post first appeared on Medium, September 12, 2018. Authored by… Read More