Author Archives: Marissa Wasseluk

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Director of Content, Digital Communications
For Educators

First Book Community – We Want Your Opinion!

Recently, the First Book Marketplace launched product reviews. Not only do these reviews help fellow members of the First Book community of educators decide what products will help them most, they also help our staff understand how our community members are using the products we provide,… Read More
Focus on First Book

Lessons Learned: Fundraising with First Book

How BookBooster.org helped raise $50,000 for students in need Guest post by A.T. McWilliams and Holman Gao, Founders of BookBooster.org Students in Oakland pose with their new copies of “A Wrinkle in Time” before a class field trip to see the movie. “We don’t have any books there.” Before… Read More
Dia, Childrens Day, Book Day
For Educators

Tips for a Spectacular Día Celebration

  Children’s Day, Book Day/El día de los niños, Día de los libros (commonly known as Día) is the annual celebration of bookjoy created by children’s book author Pat Mora. The nationally recognized initiative emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children, from all backgrounds… Read More
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Our Partners

Librarians, Readers, & Entrepreneurs Unite for Literacy!

It all started last Fall, when we received a call from Zoobean, the creators of the Beanstack reading app, congratulating us on being chosen as charitable donation recipients for the Winter Reading Challenge 2018. Naturally, we were surprised and excited. More than 100 libraries all over… Read More
Our Bookshelf

Celebrating Women Illustrators

Today is International Women’s Day, and we’d like to celebrate by shining a spotlight on some of the talented women who illustrate books for kids and teens. The tweets you see below are from the #womeninillustration conversation on Twitter, in which picture book lovers, authors, readers,… Read More
Our Partners

WWE Reads

We’ve been on the road to WrestleMania with WWE Superstars for the last three years. Together, we’ve given over 70,000 books to kids. This year, WrestleMania takes place in New Orleans and we’ve once again joined our friends from WWE to provide books for students along the way! The WrestleMania… Read More
For Educators

Happy Digital Learning Day!

Digital Learning Day is a yearly celebration of inspiring, innovative uses of technology. These innovations are improving learning experiences for kids in schools and programs across the country. Over the past year we’ve added some exciting new digital learning resources to the First Book Marketplace, and we’ve seen members… Read More
For Educators

Resources for Youth Discussion on Trauma & Grief

We are thinking of our friends, members, and the children our educators serve with heavy hearts in the wake of the terrible tragedy in Broward County, Florida. Our educators are already among the strongest people we know. We’ve heard countless firsthand accounts of how our educators will do everything in their… Read More