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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...


May 13, 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...


Apr 30, 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...


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...