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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...


Oct 28, 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. ...


Jan 30, 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...


Dec 09, 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,...


Nov 03, 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...


Oct 29, 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...


Oct 20, 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...