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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...


Jan 19, 2013, 18:51 ET Volunteers Provide 15,000 New Books to Kids in Need for National Day of Service

First Book and KPMG Team Up for Volunteer Event on National Mall  Today, as part of the National Day of Service, thousands of...


Dec 20, 2012, 12:08 ET First Book Named to List of Nonprofits Providing "High-Impact Solutions" to America's Most Pressing Problems

Social Impact Exchange has named First Book one of the top 100 "high-impact solutions to America's most pressing problems." First Book, a...


Dec 14, 2012, 09:00 ET HOLIDAY GIVING: New Books for Kids in Need

Disney to Match Holiday Donations to Nonprofit First Book You can give the gift of reading to kids in need this holiday season by donating...


Nov 30, 2012, 09:00 ET Meijer, Random House Children's Books And First Book Bring New Books To Children In Need For Holidays

68,000 Brand-New Books Will Go to Children Throughout the Midwest Michigan-based retailer Meijer and Random House Children's Books are...


Nov 15, 2012, 17:20 ET First Book Celebrates 100 Million Books to Kids in Need

Children at Washington, DC Community Center Receive Their Own Copies of 'Green Eggs & Ham'  First Book, a nonprofit that provides...


Nov 12, 2012, 10:45 ET TD Charitable Foundation and TD Bank Join Forces with First Book to Provide 20,000 Books for Children in Need

Grants for books provided to 50 programs and schools serving nearly 30,000 children from Maine to Florida First Book, a nonprofit...


Nov 08, 2012, 17:27 ET Book Relief for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Nonprofit First Book to Provide New Books to Schools and Programs Devastated by the Storm American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and Albert Shanker...


Nov 05, 2012, 10:46 ET New Books for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Nonprofit First Book to Provide New Books to Schools and Programs Devastated by the Storm In the aftermath of last week's storms, First Book,...


Oct 31, 2012, 10:04 ET Ten Books Every Child Should Own

Public Invited to Choose Which Iconic Children's Book Should Be Given to Kids in Need Through First Book  First Book, a nonprofit that...


Sep 19, 2012, 10:35 ET Leon Logothetis And First Book Cure Back-to-school Budget Blues With New Books

Author, TV Host and Philanthropist Teams Up With Nonprofit to Distribute 11,000 New Books to Low-Income Kids in Los Angeles Schools...


Sep 14, 2012, 11:58 ET First Book and GM Foundation Bring Books to California Kids

Thousands of California children from low-income families will receive brand-new books of their own this weekend, thanks to First Book and the...


Jul 30, 2012, 15:49 ET Teachers Join Forces With First Book: Weingarten Challenges AFT Members to Give Five Million Books to Kids in Need

At their national convention this weekend in Detroit, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) announced a major expansion of their ongoing...


Jul 19, 2012, 10:35 ET The Hat That Gives Back: How You Can Help KPMG and Phil Mickelson Get New Books for Kids in Need

Every Purchase of Phil's Blue Hat Provides Three New Books for Kids in Need, Thanks to First Book and KPMG This summer, you can do good and...


Apr 06, 2012, 08:07 ET Cricket and Other Magazines Now Available to Teachers Serving Kids in Need

ePals Brings Award-Winning Magazines to First Book  First Book, the nonprofit that provides books to kids in need, will now be offering...


Mar 19, 2012, 10:03 ET First Book Earns Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

First Book, the nonprofit that provides new books to kids in need across the country, has been awarded a four-star rating from Charity...


Mar 14, 2012, 11:25 ET TESOL and First Book Team Up to Provide New Books to Philadelphia Kids

   First Book, the national nonprofit that provides new books to kids in need, is joining forces with TESOL International Association...


Mar 06, 2012, 08:03 ET Coach Frank Beamer and First Book Join Forces to Bring New Books to Virginia Kids

Foundation to Fund 32,000 New Books for Kids in Need  On Friday, Herma's Readers, the Virginia literacy foundation founded by legendary...


Feb 21, 2012, 09:10 ET 100 Million Books to Kids in Need

First Book Celebrates 20 Years of Creating Success Stories by Bringing More Books to More Kids  First Book, a nonprofit that...