Win a Summer Reading Set of "I Pledge Allegiance"!

Pledge Allegiance bookWe’re giving away four Summer Reading Sets of the picture book I Pledge Allegiance just in time for Independence Day!

UPDATE: Thank you to all who participated in our giveaway – and a special thanks to to author Pat Mora for her special donation. 4 winners have been chosen and informed via Facebook message. Please check our Facebook page often as we’ll have more giveaways like this throughout our 25th anniversary year! 

Simply answer the question “How do stories celebrate citizenship?” by commenting on this Facebook status between June 23 and June 30.

Please note that comments on this blog post do not count as entries in this giveaway. See complete rules below.

I Pledge Allegiance is the story of Libby and her great aunt, Lobo. Lobo is from Mexico, but the United States has been her home for many years, and she wants to become a U.S. citizen. At the end of the week, Lobo will say the Pledge of Allegiance at a special ceremony. Libby is also learning the Pledge this week, at school – at the end of the week, she will stand up in front of everyone and lead the class in the Pledge. Libby and Lobo practice together – asking questions and sharing stories and memories – until they both stand tall and proud, with their hands over their hearts.

You can enter to win a set of 35 high-quality, brand new copies of the title I Pledge Allegiance thanks to the picture book’s co-author (and friend of First Book) Pat Mora.

Pat is a founder of Día (Children’s Day, Book Day) – a celebration of children and books promoting literacy all year round, culminating with Día celebrations in April.

Pat is excited to share this title with the members of our community of educators, and wrote a special poem to celebrate “bookjoy” and our communal commitments to reading and learning:

Summer Bookjoy! 

Summer reading,
memories from El Paso, Texas,
of going to the public library,
reading books, prizes.

Children’s Day, Book Day
El día de los niños, El día de los libros,
Día, celebrating all year long, day by day—
all children, all languages, all cultures.

I Pledge Allegiance
written with my daughter Libby Martinez
about our dear aunt who became a citizen
in her seventies. Imagine!
PLEDGE, memories, summer reading.

– Pat Mora

*Entries by individuals serving kids in need who are registered with First Book will be eligible to win a Summer Reading Set of 35 hardcover picture books (a retail value of $595). Eligible educators should enter to win by posting his/her answer to the question “How do stories celebrate citizenship?” to this status on First Book’s Facebook page before 12 noon EST on June 30, 2017. Four winners will be chosen at random from all eligible entries on June 30, 2017 by 4PM EST and notified via Facebook message and email. This giveaway is open to all individuals registered with First Book. Only one winner will be chosen per organization or program.

If you work with kids in need, you can sign up with First Book here.