Author Archives: Marissa Wasseluk

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Director of Content, Digital Communications
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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
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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
For Educators

Book Reviews for Educators, By Educators

Have you noticed anything different on the First Book Marketplace? What’s this? We launched product reviews on the First Book Marketplace! We wanted to make this new feature available to our community of educators in order to create a space where educators… Read More
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Book List: Children’s Books to Celebrate Women’s History

March is Women’s History Month – a time of year that emphasizes the celebration of women who overcame obstacles to break new ground, change attitudes, and forge a path for others to follow. Here are five of our favorite books that share the stories of our… Read More
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Book List: Celebrating Black History Month with Stories

Stories are what ground us. Stories help us move forward. They help us remember our past and instill in us a hope for our future. With Black History Month around the corner, we here at First Book are highlighting the stories that laud black heroes and honor the legacy… Read More