About Francisca Goldsmith

librarian, professional development trainer, writer

To the Moon!

The Spacesuit cover

Today’s post is from Emerson Heflin of Publishers Spotlight’s marketing team. This Saturday, the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most incredible feats known to history. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag on lunar … Continue reading

Books to Bring Home Refugees’ Experiences

There's Room for Everyone cover

Today’s post is written by Emerson Heflin, of Publisher Spotlight’s marketing team. In 2001, to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 20th to be World Refugee Day. … Continue reading

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Young Readers

Las princesas mas valientes cover

First celebrated after women gained suffrage rights in Russia, in 1917, International Women’s Day was recognized by the United Nations in 1975. In recent years, an increasing number of books for children feature strong women and girls that make excellent … Continue reading