Author Archives: Marissa Wasseluk

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Director of Content, Digital Communications
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
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 helped raise $50,000 for students in need Guest post by A.T. McWilliams and Holman Gao, Founders of 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