First Book & The GM Foundation Bring Books to Kids in Michigan

First Book is happy to be partnered with the GM Foundation to bring books to kids in need in the Michigan area. Our partnership was kicked off by an event in Flint, Michigan for 400  kids and was hosted by the local Boys & Girls Club. Thanks to the support of the GM Foundation, we were able to bring 800 books to kids in need.

We were excited to have Flint native, Christopher Paul Curtis, Newbery Award-winning author of “Bud, Not Buddy” and The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963″ (available at the First Book Marketplace) meet with kids and speak about the importance of reading and writing. As a graduate of the University of Michigan-Flint, Curtis returns to the university each year to host the Christopher Paul Curtis Writing Challenge, a program that invites every fourth-grade student in the area to participate in a creative writing challenge.

Since January, First Book has provided over 4,000 books to kids in Flint, Michigan. To get books for the children you serve, please visit .

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