Revising the Backlist: Africa Is Not a Country, 2nd Edition

by Carol Hinz, Associate Publisher of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books

When I was in college, I studied abroad in Dakar, Senegal, as part of a program through my university’s French department. While my French speaking and comprehension skills definitely improved, I got so many other amazing things from my three months there–including a whole new understanding of the African continent. A few of the specific highlights included living with a host family, celebrating Tabaski (also known as Eid al-Adha), taking dance lessons, studying Wolof, and enjoying the plat national, thiéboudienne.

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Big Bear and Little Fish: An Interview with Author Sandra Nickel

Big Bear and Little Fish is a sweet story of unexpected friendship between Bear (who is very big!) and Fish (who is very little!), told in accessible prose that’s just right for beginning readers.

Today on the Lerner blog, author Sandra Nickel joins us to discuss influential books, the emotive illustrations, and who she relates to the most: Bear or Fish! Read on to find the official book trailer, a free discussion guide, and more.

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Get Ready to Read for a Better World

Are you in need of solid nonfiction content that is accessible for beginning readers? Look no further than our Read for a Better World books. This brand was designed specifically with first grade learners in mind. Readers will be drawn in by the attractive design and photos that reflect the diversity of our world, while the carefully leveled text and thoughtful questions to connect learning will aid in comprehension. In addition, each book contains a photo glossary, age-appropriate book lists to learn more, as well as resources for educators, making these books a solid addition to any classroom or library.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Books provide the perfect gateway to conversations that educate and empower students for Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15. From picture books and biographies to YA fiction, you’ll find great reads for everyone on your radar below.

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