When: September 22, 2014 at 2:30p EST
What: An hour-long conversation for partners and friends of First Book to share the activities they’ve planned to honor and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Join the conversation by using the hashtag #CelebrateHHM!
Who: Hosted by First Book
We invite all friends of First Book - corporate partners, nonprofit partners, educators, program developers, and anyone who follows us on social media!
Q1) What are you as an individual or as an organization doing to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month?
Q2) Why do you think Hispanic Heritage Month and activities to celebrate Hispanic American and Latinos are important for young Latinos? Non-Latino kids?
Q3) Can you share any resources you use to source ideas for books and activities to celebrate Hispanic Heritage?
Q4) What do you or your organization plan to do outside of Hispanic Heritage Month to continue to celebrate the contributions, heritage and culture of Hispanic Americans and Latinos?
Make your own dot on the world!
Author & Illustrator Peter H. Reynolds created International Dot Day to celebrate creativity.
Today is International , but celebrations go on through October! If you need some inspiration of how to celebrate, grab a copy of the book & checkout
This picture, along with many amazing dots, was found here.
A good book will take you to new and different places!
Little readers / Pequeños lectores (ilustración de Alex Pelayo)
First Book’s Favorite Book Trailers!
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen is a hilarious picture book that also makes a terrific pick for beginning readers. It was the recipient of a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor in 2012!
I Want My Hat Back is recommended for readers ages 4-6 (and the young at heart).
"Education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world." -Nelson Mandela #quote
Happy Birthday, Goodnight Moon!
Goodnight Moon was published on September 3, 1947 - one week ago today, over 67 years ago!
((we like the small ones, too))
"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
- Emilie Buchwald, author
Moms readers / Mamas lectoras (ilustraciones de Fred Calleri)
"I want to be an engineer."
"What advice would you give other engineers?"
"If you build a house that collapses, you’re going to get arrested. So you need to keep using the pendulum to make sure that everything is straight. Also, your cement mix has to be strong. You also need to be careful with the builders that you hire, or they will steal the cement from you.”
"What sort of building would you build?"
"A factory that makes new books, so that everyone can have new books for school. All of my books are old and have writing in them."
So moved by this young man’s hunger for quality education.
Today is the last day of the #ISupportMalala Twitter Campaign.
These last three weeks, in honor of the recent release of I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed the World, Little, Brown Young Readers have donated a book to children in need every time a tweet to @lbkids with the hashtag #ISupportMalala was posted.
We hope to have hit 200,000 donated books by the end of today! Thank you to all who sent out 1 tweet to donate 1 book!
There’s still time to show your support of an education for all - just write your own #ISupportMalala tweet to @lbkids or copy & paste the message below into your Twitter status update before 11:59 p.m. EST tonight!
#ISupportMalala! Tweet @lbkids with the hashtag and 1 book will be donated @firstbook to a child in need. http://iammalala.pgtb.me/c4s4rd