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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...


May 15, 2013, 11:30 ET Global Lifestyle Brand AERIN Partners With Nonprofit Social Enterprise First Book

 An avid believer in the importance of education, AERIN is thrilled to announce its partnership with First Book, a distinguished...


May 07, 2013, 09:45 ET First Book to Receive Change Making Change Donations in May

SEATTLE, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Change Making Change Fund, (CMC) a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children...


Apr 15, 2013, 11:16 ET One Million New Books Now Available to Schools and Programs Affected by Hurricane Sandy, Thanks to First Book and Random House

First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books to kids in need, is continuing efforts to help local schools, community programs...


Mar 13, 2013, 08:50 ET First Book Announces Pioneering New Initiative to Create More Diversity in Children's Publishing

Nonprofit Creates Market Demand with First-of-its-Kind $1 Million Special Purchase  First Book – a nonprofit social enterprise...


Mar 01, 2013, 16:00 ET Mo Willems and First Book Bring 'Elephant & Piggie' Books to Kids in Need

Nonprofit and Author Provide 8,000 New Books to Students in Massachusetts and New Orleans  Mo Willems, author and illustrator of the...


Feb 26, 2013, 14:55 ET [INFOGRAPHIC] The Haves and the Have Nots: How Books Make a Difference in Children's Lives

The difference between the resources available to children from low-income neighborhoods and those from more affluent communities is...


Feb 13, 2013, 10:05 ET First Book President Kyle Zimmer Reacts to Obama's Comments on Early Childhood Education

"We have been talking about these children for generations. All that's lacking is the political will." Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of the...


Jan 31, 2013, 12:14 ET Nonprofit to Publishing Industry: Underserved Kids Need Great Books, and We're Ready to Do What It Takes First Book to Make $500,000 Deal to Bring More Relevant Voices to Kids in Need

 Today, First Book – a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books to children in need – reached out to the publishing...