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Mar 04, 2014, 18:09 ET First Book Honored for Cross-Sector Collaborations Bringing Millions of Books to Kids in Need

Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of First Book, received a Lifetime Collective Impact Award yesterday to recognize First Book's innovative approaches...


Feb 03, 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...


Jan 15, 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...


Dec 18, 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,...


Dec 07, 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...


Dec 05, 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...


Nov 22, 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...


Nov 19, 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....


Nov 04, 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...


Nov 01, 2013, 08:55 ET First Book Names Chandler Arnold as Chief Operating Officer

Arnold to Help Lead Nonprofit's Global Expansion, Bringing Books and Materials to Children in Poverty Worldwide  First Book, the...


Sep 24, 2013, 09:00 ET Powering Global Education: First Book to Provide Books and Digital Content to 10 Million Children Worldwide by 2016

First Book Announces Commitment to Action at Clinton Global Initiative In July, 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai mesmerized the United Nations...


Sep 12, 2013, 11:22 ET Groundbreaking Initiative Teaches Essential Life Skills Through Popular Children's Books

First Book and 'Mind in the Making' author team up to bring research-based books and resources to educators serving children in need...


Sep 10, 2013, 12:02 ET Author and Actress Teams Up With Nonprofit First Book to Read to Local Children, Gives Away Copies of New Book

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Aug 14, 2013, 13:04 ET TD Contributes Thousands of New Books to Kids in Need through First Book

Over $140,000 donated to provide more than 25,000 new books to children from low-income families Children in need across the country are...


Aug 02, 2013, 16:18 ET Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Teams Up with First Book to Bring New Books to Kids in Need

Authors & Illustrators in Action Aims to Connect Schools and Community Programs with Free and Low-cost Books  The Society of...


Jul 25, 2013, 11:55 ET Help Your Favorite Teacher Get Free Books for Back-to-School

Nonprofit First Book Launches Back-to-School Campaign to Bring New Books to Educators Serving Kids in Need  Teachers spend $480 of their...


Jun 24, 2013, 16:43 ET Students in Four U.S. Cities Receive 26,500 Books to Combat Summer Reading Loss

 More than 7,000 students in York, Pa., Greenville, S.C., Stockton, Calif. and Indianapolis celebrated the end of school this week by cracking...


Jun 13, 2013, 10:25 ET The Stories for All Project: First Ever Market Solution to the Lack of Diversity in Kids' Books

 The lack of diversity in children's literature is a problem that affects all children, especially children from low-income families, who...


May 30, 2013, 11:09 ET [INFOGRAPHIC] Kids Who Read Beat Summer Slide

 For kids, few moments in life are more glorious than the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation. Hooray! Three whole months...


May 28, 2013, 13:55 ET 450,000 New Books for Kids in Need In Los Angeles and Across the Country

Almost half-a-million brand-new books are making their way into the hands of kids from low-income families this week, thanks to First Book, a...