AFT Gives Away 10 Million Books to Help Create a Generation of Joyful, Confident Readers
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by First Book Staff
1w ago
Pathbreaking Partnership with First Book Celebrates over a Decade of Putting Books Directly into the Hands of Kids and Families Who Need Them, Sparking Joy, Inspiring Hope and Building Community WASHINGTON (May 11, 2024)—Today, in five synchronized events across the country, the AFT celebrated the unprecedented milestone of giving out more than 10 million brand-new free books at schools… Source ..read more
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Diverse Books for All Coalition Giving Access to 145,000 Diverse Books Nationwide
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by First Book Staff
2w ago
National consortium aggregates buying power to bolster representation and access to diverse titles for young children WASHINGTON, DC (May 7, 2024) – As educators, students, and families begin to celebrate Children’s Book Week (May 6-12), the Diverse Books for All Coalition is thrilled to announce the purchase and availability of 145,000 diverse books building on the Coalition’s commitment to… Source ..read more
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First Book Named to The New York Times Communities Fund
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by First Book Staff
7M ago
The New York Times Communities Fund continues the legacy of “The Neediest Cases Fund” by supporting local, national and global nonprofits that provide direct support to under-resourced and over-burdened people NEW YORK (Nov. 14, 2023) — Today, The New York Times Communities Fund announced that First Book will be featured in this year’s annual campaign. First Book joins CAMFED... Source ..read more
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New First Book Study Tackles National Issue of Banned Books
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by First Book Staff
8M ago
More than 1,500 educators report on book bans and the damaging impact they are having on teacher morale and student learning WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 3, 2023) – In a new study released by First Book Research & Insights, educators report that the national conversation around book challenges and bans is negatively impacting their classrooms, profession, and student learning. More than 1,500... Source ..read more
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Protected: National Coalition Announces Commitment at Clinton Global Initiative 2023 Meeting to Distribute 600,000 Diverse Children’s Books
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by First Book Staff
9M ago
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Diverse Books for All Coalition Partners with MomsRising to Support Parent Engagement
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by First Book Staff
10M ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 9, 2023) – The Diverse Books for All Coalition, a national collaboration of 38 nonprofits working to tackle the lack of affordable, diverse children’s books, is partnering with MomsRising to bring the insights and perspective of parents to help shape the Coalition’s work. As part of that mandate, MomsRising will create and facilitate a parent ambassador group to provide... Source ..read more
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Leading Education Organizations Launch Reading Universe Prototype to Help Teachers Build a Nation of Confident Readers
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by First Book Staff
10M ago
WETA, the Barksdale Reading Institute, and First Book join forces to establish a free, innovative professional development platform that provides educators with evidence-based guidance and tools for how to teach reading and writing Washington, D.C. (July 25, 2023) – WETA, the Barksdale Reading Institute, and First Book have launched a prototype of Reading Universe, an online, step-by-step... Source ..read more
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Time for Change Youth Challenge Announced
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by First Book Staff
10M ago
First Book and Ashoka are excited to welcome educators back to the Time for Change initiative by kicking off the school year with a BIG announcement. Time for Change is a multi-year initiative in partnership with Ashoka and Audemars Piguet. We’re working together to equip educators and young people with resources to incorporate the mindset that everyone has the power to become a changemaker... Source ..read more
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Nine Books to Teach Kids About Body Positivity
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by avinkenes
11M ago
This guest post was written by Audrey Vinkenes, a First Book Marketing and Communications Intern. She is currently a grad student at the University of Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland. It’s never too early to encourage children to feel positive about their bodies! According to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s National Poll on Children’s Health, almost two-thirds of kids between the... Source ..read more
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Open eBooks: First Book’s Most Popular Digital Resource Gets an Upgrade 
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by First Book Staff
1y ago
First Book is a non-profit social enterprise that works to provide eligible educators with brand-new, high-quality books at affordable prices. As an organization, First Book truly values accessibility and adaptability. Books are an important resource, but we know many educators have limited (and sometimes zero) budget to provide physical books for students to take home. In addition to the low-cost... Source ..read more
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