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Jun 15, 2017, 10:40 ET First Book Announces First Book Needs Index: New Research Tool Synthesizes Public and Proprietary Data to Reveal Complexity of Poverty and "Resource Deserts" Affecting Kids in Need

First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise founded to address educational inequity, today announced the First Book Needs Index, a dynamic...


Apr 17, 2017, 13:07 ET First Book and NEA Foundation Commit to Supporting Social and Emotional Learning for Kids in Need Through Increased Access to Diverse Books

First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise, and the NEA Foundation, are joining in a two-year partnership to respond to a teacher-identified top...


Apr 03, 2017, 11:12 ET Newbery Medal-winning Author Kwame Alexander Joins National Geographic and First Book to Support Kids in Need

Tomorrow night, Newbery Medal-winning author Kwame Alexander will address hundreds of educators and professionals supporting children in need about...


Mar 22, 2017, 10:23 ET First Book: Mario Batali Foundation Celebrates Its Triple Initiative To Invest In Boston's Children With Programs Focused On Literacy And Nutrition

The Mario Batali Foundation (MBF) has made three major grants to improve literacy and nutrition for children in need in the Boston area. Kicking...


Mar 07, 2017, 11:46 ET First Book Dramatically Expands Access to Free Books and Educational Resources for Children in Need, Citing Rapid Growth in Demand

With school funding in more than 23 states still below pre-recession levels, and with afterschool and youth programs challenged for means to keep...


Feb 16, 2017, 15:54 ET M4D3 Shoes Teams up With First Book To Provide Books To Kids, Educators in Low-income Communities

Make A Difference Everyday (M4D3), the shoe company that supports social causes through the sale of their collections, has announced that they will...


Dec 05, 2016, 10:46 ET First Book and Penguin Random House Partner to Bring Brand New Books and Red Mittens to Kids in Need Through Red Mitten Campaign

First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more than 150 million books to kids in need, and Penguin Random House, a global...


Nov 28, 2016, 10:58 ET First Book and Penguin Random House Provide 550,000 Books to Kids in Need this Holiday Season

The nonprofit social enterprise First Book and Penguin Random House, the world's largest trade book publisher, are partnering to provide up to...


Nov 04, 2016, 10:03 ET New Research From First Book and Molina Healthcare Identifies Emotional Wellness Resources as Teachers' Top Health Education Priority in Low-income Communities

Molina Healthcare, a national health care organization, and First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books and educational...


Nov 01, 2016, 14:50 ET First Book and Pearson Encourage America to #ReadUP: A Non-Partisan Call-to-Action for Education and Literacy

First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more than 150 million books, and Pearson, the world's learning company, have...


Oct 04, 2016, 09:00 ET First Book Partners with Reading Rainbow® to Offer Acclaimed Skybrary to Educators Serving Kids in Need - at a Fraction of the Cost

 First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise, is partnering with Reading Rainbow® to provide educators serving children in need with...


Sep 29, 2016, 13:30 ET First Book and Celebrated Children's Author Pat Mora Honor Texas School with Estela and Raúl Mora Award

Sonia M. Sotomayor Early College High School in Pharr, Texas, will receive the 2016 Estela and Raúl Mora Award, an honor given by...


Sep 27, 2016, 14:29 ET Wipro, First Book Bring 6,000 New Books to Local Elementary Schools in Support of City-wide Initiative to Create Brand New Libraries in K-5 Classrooms Serving Kids in Need

 Two San Francisco elementary schools will celebrate the arrival of 6,000 brand new books next week, including bilingual titles, as part of a...


Sep 19, 2016, 14:22 ET Best-selling Children's Author Mo Willems to Match Donations to First Book Up to $50,000

 Mo Willems, author and illustrator of the award-winning Elephant & Piggie books, and his wife Cher are matching up to $50,000 in new...


Sep 15, 2016, 11:30 ET First Book, Wipro Bring 50,000 New Books to Kids in Need through Year-long Partnership

First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise, and Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting...


Sep 08, 2016, 10:09 ET First Book, NEA Foundation to Bring Thousands of Diverse Books, Resources for Children in Need

The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation and publisher Lee & Low Books have joined forces with First Book, a nonprofit social...


Aug 25, 2016, 14:21 ET First Book, Target Team Up to Bring New Sports Equipment to Further Wellness and Learning for Children in Need

As part of its ongoing mission to further educational equity, First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise, is adding sports and fitness equipment to...


Aug 22, 2016, 13:49 ET First Book and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing to Donate 20,000 Jason Reynolds' Books to Children in Need

 First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more than 150 million books to children in need, has partnered with Simon...


Jun 14, 2016, 11:27 ET First Book's Community of Educators Tops 275,000, Provides Growing Insights, Market Power to Further Educational Equity

 A second grade teacher in Atlanta, the executive director of a literacy program in Nashville, and a school librarian in Lyman, Wyo. ...


May 10, 2016, 13:14 ET First Book Marketplace Redesign Boosts E-Commerce Experience and Impact for Educators of Underserved Children

 First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise, has launched the next phase of its innovative First Book Marketplace (fbmarketplace.org) and...


Apr 27, 2016, 11:35 ET First Book CEO Kyle Zimmer Receives Ms. Foundation Award for Igniting Culture Change, Breaking Down Barriers Across Gender and Racial Lines

 Today the Ms. Foundation for Women will honor Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of First Book, with the 2016 Peggy Charren/Free to Be Award,...


Dec 29, 2015, 14:51 ET Nonprofit Reports 500 Percent Increase in Number of Educators Seeking Books, Resources for Kids in Need

 The demand for books and learning materials among educators serving children from low-income families has never been higher. In the last four...


Dec 10, 2015, 14:03 ET ABA Foundation Partners with First Book to Launch New Book Award Program

 The American Bankers Association Foundation has partnered with First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that promotes educational equality by...


Nov 18, 2015, 11:44 ET Penguin Young Readers to Match Donations to First Book through December 31

 Children from low-income families can receive three times more books this holiday season, thanks to a partnership between the nonprofit social...


Nov 03, 2015, 12:55 ET Newly Released Nonprofit Impact Report Provides Insights into Academic Challenges Faced by Low-Income Students

The nonprofit social enterprise First Book today released its 2014 Impact Report detailing the organization's work over the last fiscal year in...