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29 Dec, 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...


10 Dec, 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...


18 Nov, 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...


03 Nov, 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...


28 Oct, 2015, 11:00 ET Library of Congress Honors First Book with 2015 David M. Rubenstein Literacy Award

 The Library of Congress has awarded First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise, with its prestigious David M. Rubenstein Prize for 2015. ...


30 Jan, 2015, 12:52 ET Nonprofit First Book Launches Campaign To Share Magic Of Storytelling With Kids In Need

The nonprofit social enterprise First Book announced a campaign, launched in collaboration with Disney|ABC Television Group and Disney Publishing...


09 Dec, 2014, 11:32 ET Top 10 Book-Giving Ideas: Join First Book and Bring the Magic of Books to Kids in Need this Holiday Season

 This holiday season, bring the magic of reading to children growing up in low-income communities with 10 book-giving ideas from First Book,...


03 Nov, 2014, 17:00 ET First Book and Partners to Send Over 40,000 New Books to Children in Ebola-Affected Liberia

 First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books to children in need, today announced that it will provide 40,000 new books...


29 Oct, 2014, 05:10 ET First Book and HarperCollins Children's Books Introduce First-Ever Bilingual Edition of Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon, the iconic children's book that's a bedtime ritual for millions of families, is now available as a bilingual edition.  The...


20 Oct, 2014, 07:00 ET Pearson Foundation Selects Groundbreaking Nonprofit to Receive Digital Platform and $1.3M

 First Book today announced a significant new commitment from the Pearson Foundation that will transform the organization's ability to provide...


13 May, 2014, 08:15 ET Stories for All: A Market-Driven Answer to the Need for Diverse Books

Last week, hundreds of thousands of parents, educators and readers of all ages issued a call for more diversity in children's literature, rallying...


30 Apr, 2014, 14:16 ET John E. Harmon, Sr., National Black Chamber of Commerce Chairman, Joins First Book Board of Directors

John E. Harmon, Sr., chairman of the National Black Chamber of Commerce and president and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New...


03 Feb, 2014, 14:33 ET Nonprofit Launches Major Effort to Bring New Books to Latino Kids in Need

First Book to Provide a Wealth of Latino Books and Resources as Part of 'The Stories for All Project' In a major new effort to reach more...


15 Jan, 2014, 15:54 ET First Book Provides Books to Children in Haiti and Peru for the First Time

 The nonprofit social enterprise First Book, which recently announced its commitment to provide books and educational resources to 10 million...


18 Dec, 2013, 16:30 ET Chronicle Books' #GiveBooks Campaign Donates 10,000 Books to Kids in Need Through First Book

Every pin, tweet and signature of the #GiveBooks pledge generated one new book for a child in need More than 10,000 people have pinned,...


07 Dec, 2013, 10:00 ET AERIN Contributes New Books to Kids in Need in New York City through First Book

 First graders from Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy I in New York City received brand-new books of their own today, thanks to the...


05 Dec, 2013, 12:39 ET New Books for Kids in Need: Random House to Match Holiday Donations to Nonprofit First Book

This holiday season, kids in need will receive three times as many new books of their own, thanks to First Book and the generous support of Random...


22 Nov, 2013, 08:21 ET [INFOGRAPHIC] STEM Education Makes a Difference in Children's Lives

Studies project that by 2018 there will be over eight million STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) jobs available, but as many of...


19 Nov, 2013, 14:20 ET Extreme Giving: Send an Actual Truckload of New Books to Kids in Need for $25,000

 There are lots of ways to give back during the holiday season, but First Book wants people to consider some extreme charitable giving....


04 Nov, 2013, 14:51 ET Empty Shelves? How You Can Get New Books for Your Low-Income Students

 In some of the country's poorest neighborhoods, there is only one book for every 300 children. Their teachers and community leaders are...