First Book supports the largest and fastest-growing network of educators and program leaders serving children in need. In partnership with these heroic educators and organizations, First Book transforms lives by improving access to equal, quality education for all kids.

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The Need
A record number of kids are growing up in low-income households, and they now account for more than half of U.S. public school students.

Public education and programs are deeply underfunded, and books are a luxury many families cannot afford. Without adequate resources, children cannot learn. The impact of this cycle is staggering.

Our Impact
Every year we reach more than 3 million children and the educators who serve them, providing essential educational resources.

We have distributed more than 170 million books and resources in 30 countries. We currently reach an average of 3 million children every year, and serve more than one out of every four classrooms and programs in need.

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