Read with Your Head & Your Heart

This blog is a guest post by First Book community educator, April Insley.

I believe you read with your head and with your heart.

As a library media specialist, I know there’s a book for every one of my students that will help them fall in love with reading. It just takes find the right book to spark that connection.

When they do, their eyes light up with excitement. I have First Book donors to thank for helping make that happen.

It’s the best feeling in the world to see how much these books mean to them, and for them to know that people like you care about their future.

A book in the hand of a child is an invitation to go anywhere.

Lacking access to books is the number one barrier to my kids’ success. But giving them books they love can be the number one thing that helps them unlock their full potential.

I hope that all my students become lifelong readers. With your support, every book you help give makes that possible.

This holiday season, you can help twice as many kids discover a love of reading with new books, thanks to a donation match from Penguin Random House. Click here to give.