Good morning, campers! Are we ironing out the last of the holiday season from our socks? Are we eyeing our decorations with a jaded eye? Well, wonderful news! 2016 is on the horizon and I bring you news of the peppy variety. Packed deep in snow, no less, since I appear to be living in […]
As part of its Stories for All Project aimed at increasing diversity and inclusivity in children’s literature, First Book has launched a project to offer 60,000 copies of six titles, each reflecting diversity in characters and lifestyle, at a discounted price.
First Book, a nonprofit that provides books to low-income schools and programs for a steep discount, has partnered with Unbound Concepts, a reading-focused tech company, to announce an app Artifact, matching books with low-income readers.
Grab some coffee and tune in Monday, February 2, for a live, no-holds-barred conversation about the most highly anticipated honors in children’s publishing, including the prestigious Newbery and Caldecott awards.
This month’s industry news features the release of a bilingual edition of Goodnight Moon, a youth-oriented health and literacy campaign called “Hop to Health,” and a school-wide subscription service from the New York Times.
Oh, thank the high heavens. Good news, folks. The celebrities have arrived to show us how to write books with darker themes. Thank goodness they’re here! Until now the field of children’s literature was just an unending vista of sunshine and daisies. But thanks to the combined efforts of Evangeline Lilly (“I look around me […]
Findaway World launches audiobook trivia app. Library of Congress offers primary source programs. Smithsonian’s diplomacy conference includes digital badge. Mackin initiative aids library fundraising. San Jose State examines the immigrant experience. Kohl’s offers scholarships to student volunteers. Technology and kids conference to be held in Massachusetts.
First Book today pledged $9 million over three years to expand its distribution model globally, with the aim of bringing high quality books and resources—including ebooks and digital content—to 10 million children living in poverty worldwide by 2016. First Book made the pledge at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)’s annual meeting in New York City, hosted by former President Bill Clinton.
First Book has made significant strides this summer toward its new goal of dramatically expanding the market for diversity in children’s literature, its president and CEO Kyle Zimmer tells School Library Journal. Through its unprecedented launch this spring of “The Stories for All Project” and the project’s successful, gradual implementation over the past few months, First Book is now poised to lobby publishers and influence the kid lit industry like never before, Zimmer says.
You know what’s hot these days, topic-wise? Diversity! Or maybe just the lack thereof. Seems its all anyone can talk about this week. First the First Book blog reported that “at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting, hosted by President Bill Clinton, [they] announced First Book’s commitment to create a sustainable solution […]
Allo! BEA is now in full swing and always assuming I wasn’t crushed to death by today’s Family Feud game (it’s librarians vs. authors and I’m on Family Librarian) I’ll hopefully be seeing at least some of you on the conference floor in the next day or so. In the meantime, take a look at […]
Disaster Relief Programs and Publishers Offer Many Ways to Help Schools and Libraries Afflicted by Sandy
Those wishing to help school libraries and children’s collections that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy now have an array of giving options, thanks to several disaster relief programs, children’s book publishers, and charities.
You can help provide books to schools and libraries devastated by Hurricane Sandy by making a donation to the organization First Book.