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Nov 19, 2020, 09:23 ET First Book Launches 2nd Annual #GiveaMillion Fundraiser

First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal access to quality education, today announced that it has launched its second annual...


Aug 27, 2020, 14:45 ET First Book Offers 'Practitioner-Centered' Back-To-School Resources To Meet The Needs Of Kids And Educators Wherever School Happens

With the school year upon us, educators serving children in need are facing their greatest challenge yet, as the pandemic exacerbates existing...


Aug 11, 2020, 09:00 ET CDW-G, Intel Corporation, LEGO® Education and First Book Launch Initiative to Help Students at Title 1 Schools Overcome Impact of COVID-19

In late July, First Book released the results of a nationwide survey of educators that shows 40% of children in need in the U.S. do not have reliable ...


Apr 20, 2020, 08:50 ET Penguin Random House Donates 750,000 Books To First Book, Fueling Efforts To Support Children In Need Affected By The Coronavirus

Penguin Random House, as part of READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER (#ReadTogetherBeTogether), a movement launched by the U.S. children's divisions of...


Apr 09, 2020, 11:55 ET First Book's Covid-19 Action Response Fueled by Generosity of Publishing and Product Partners

First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal access to quality education, today announced that its Covid-19 Action Response is fully...


Mar 12, 2020, 16:33 ET First Book Dedicates 6 Million Free Books to Meet Educator Outcry for Books for our Nation's Poorest Kids Before Coronavirus-related School Shutdowns

First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal access to quality education, today announced that it has dedicated 6 million free books to ...


Dec 19, 2019, 17:39 ET First Book's 2nd Annual Title Raves Reveals Top Titles of 2019 for Kids in Need, According to Their Educators

First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise committed to equal access to quality education, today released the second annual "First Book Title...


Dec 02, 2019, 15:54 ET First Book Launches 'Give a Million' Campaign to Raise $1 Million to get 1 Million Books to Kids in Need This Holiday Season

First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal access to quality education, today announced that it has launched Give a Million, a...


Sep 23, 2019, 13:20 ET New Data from First Book Identifies the Most Important School Supply for Kids in Need: Support for Toxic Stress of Poverty

The most common barriers to learning faced by kids in need have nothing to do with what goes on at school, according to survey results released today ...


Sep 05, 2019, 12:38 ET Walter Payton Man of the Year Chris Long Donates Nearly 80,000 Books to Kids through First Quarter for Literacy Initiative

2018 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Chris Long and six NFL players distributed nearly 80,000 books into the hands of children across the United...


Sep 03, 2019, 13:01 ET First Book Prioritizes Diversity and Inclusion at Start of School Year

First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise committed to equal access to quality education, is placing diversity, acceptance, and inclusion at the...


Jul 08, 2019, 14:34 ET First Book Launches Final Funding Phase of $4.7 Million OMG Books Awards

First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal access to quality education for children in need, today announced the launch of the...


May 30, 2019, 15:40 ET First Book Releases "Title Raves" List: 10 Books that Make an Impact, According to Educators Serving Kids in Need

First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise committed to equal access to quality education, today released the inaugural "First Book Title Raves," a...


May 15, 2019, 11:49 ET First Book Awards More Than $700,000 for New Books and eBooks to Schools and Programs Serving Kids in Need Across Nine States

First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal access to quality education, has awarded more than $700,000 for new books and eBooks to...


Apr 09, 2019, 09:00 ET SHOWTIME Drama 'The Chi,' First Book, and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Celebrate Chicago's South Side with Gift of 10,000 New, Diverse Books to Public Schools

The acclaimed SHOWTIME® series The Chi will celebrate the community that provides the setting for the timely coming-of-age drama—Chicago's South...


Apr 08, 2019, 14:03 ET First Book Launches Second Funding Phase of $4.7 Million OMG Books Awards

First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal access to quality education for children in need, today announced the launch of the...


Feb 27, 2019, 12:21 ET First Book and the New York Life Foundation Partner To Bring Grief Books, Resources to Educators

The New York Life Foundation today announced a new two-year partnership with First Book, a leading education nonprofit whose mission is to bring...


Jan 22, 2019, 12:06 ET Delivering Education Research "The Last Mile," Social Enterprise First Book Launches New Initiative Translating Research into Actionable Resources for Classrooms, Programs Serving Children in Under-resourced Communities

In the business community there is a race to introduce the latest innovations into the marketplace; yet in the field of education, research-based...


Jan 10, 2019, 09:47 ET First Book Launches $4.7 Million in OMG Books Awards

First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal access to quality education for children in need, today announced the launch of OMG...


May 11, 2018, 12:57 ET First Book and the American Federation of Teachers Equip Highest-need Schools in Puerto Rico With Basic Needs Closets

This week, First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal access to quality education, and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)...


Feb 01, 2018, 11:02 ET "This is a Hard Reality for a 7-year-old" Kids in Need are Increasingly Concerned About Immigration Policies and Racism--and it's Taking a Toll on Teaching and Learning, According to New First Book Research

In underserved communities, increased anxiety around Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and racism is impeding learning and increasing...


Aug 18, 2017, 14:09 ET Citing Charlottesville Unrest and its Harmful Effect on Children, First Book Provides Resources for Educators Serving Kids in Need

Our nation is reeling from the unrest in Charlottesville and the hateful rhetoric that is reverberating across the country. These groups and their...


Jun 15, 2017, 10:40 ET First Book Announces First Book Needs Index: New Research Tool Synthesizes Public and Proprietary Data to Reveal Complexity of Poverty and "Resource Deserts" Affecting Kids in Need

First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise founded to address educational inequity, today announced the First Book Needs Index, a dynamic mapping...


Apr 17, 2017, 13:07 ET First Book and NEA Foundation Commit to Supporting Social and Emotional Learning for Kids in Need Through Increased Access to Diverse Books

First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise, and the NEA Foundation, are joining in a two-year partnership to respond to a teacher-identified top...


Apr 03, 2017, 11:12 ET Newbery Medal-winning Author Kwame Alexander Joins National Geographic and First Book to Support Kids in Need

Tomorrow night, Newbery Medal-winning author Kwame Alexander will address hundreds of educators and professionals supporting children in need about...