Author Archives: Marissa Wasseluk

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

How to Give Back to First Book While You Holiday Shop

As the holiday season approaches, we want to thank several of our partners who are making it easy for you to give back to First Book. Their partnership helps us provide books and educational essentials to kids in need, and helps you donate to First Book. Keep us in mind… Read More

All I Ever Wanted… Stories of Children of the Incarcerated

"All I Ever Wanted…" is a very special book, written by nine young people with parents in prison and one older woman looking back, with the goal of helping others to know how it feels to go through the rites of passage of childhood and adolescence without a father or mother, and how it feels to suddenly find out the truth. Read More
For Educators

Welcome All Kids with Respect & Empathy

Developing respect and empathy skills requires time, practice, repetition, interaction, and patience with others. In our toolkit, Promoting Respect & Empathy: A Toolkit for Educators of All Grades, we’ve collected activities, tips, book recommendations, and more from First Book educators across the country, who, like you, support kids in… Read More

The Dog Days of Summer (Reading)

It seems the only escape from this incredible heat wave we’re now experiencing is to curl up in a cool place with a good book. And we find our furry friends are no different! Scroll down to see our staff pets with their favorite books & to find out how… Read More
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Summer Learning Resources

This week is National Summer Learning Week! We here at First Book want to help keep kids healthy, safe, and learning all summer long, so we have compiled a list of our resources for educators… Read More
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Memories of Eric Carle

Today, beloved author and illustrator Eric Carle turns 90 years old. Throughout his career, he has inspired so many young readers with messages of encouragement, hope, and a celebration of the little things in our everyday world. In celebration of Eric, we asked our staff to share their favorite memories… Read More