Our Mission: Transforming Lives by Improving Educational Opportunities
Share the Magic of Storytelling
First Book Removes Barriers to Learning
Not Your Typical Charity: A Nonprofit Social Enterprise Delivering Systemic Change
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.
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.
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.
Find out what makes First Book a leading voice in the movement for educational equality.
First Book members work in classrooms, afterschool and summer or early childhood programs, shelters and health clinics, libraries, community programs, military support programs and other settings.
Our network of educators provide feedback that helps identify and remove the barriers to education for the kids they serve.
First Book believes that educators must have access to all the tools they need to help these children succeed. We support our members with books, educational supplies, and other essentials, as well as access to funding.
First Book’s dedicated partners deliver possibilities to educators and kids in need and bring us closer to realizing educational equity for all kids.