Help First Book Distribute Books for National Day of Service

First Book is honored to participate in the Presidential Inauguration Committee’s National Day of Service on Monday, January 18, 2021. Join us in our celebration of the 46th President with free books, author readings, and more.

Fill Out a Form, Give a Free Book

Throughout the day, First Book will ask volunteers to fill out an online form to provide us with contact information for local educators and programs serving children in need, so that those child advocates, practitioners, and programs can get access to free and low cost books and educational resources for the children they serve for years to come. Each form submitted will unlock a Stories for All Project™ book to a child in a low-income community that has been heavily impacted by COVID-19 – made possible by First Book, our generous funders, and publishing partners. Through this National Day of Service, First Book and its partners will distribute up to 46,000 Stories for All Project™ books, giving children access to stories that allow them to see their own experience reflected in books or to learn about experiences different from their own. 46,000 books in honor of the 46th President.

Live Author Readings

Please join us for two live, virtual events for our volunteers to learn more about First Book and how you can help. Both events will feature a reading and Q&A session from an award-winning Stories for All Project™ author, so that volunteers can see firsthand and understand the importance of getting books to children that feature diverse characters, cultures, and stories. 


Live Reading with Andrea Davis Pinkney

This event will feature New York Times-bestselling and Caldecott and Coretta Scott King award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney.  Andrea has written a multitude of wonderful children’s books, including  Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and his Orchestra, Pretty Brown Face, Dear Benjamin Banneker, and A Poem for Peter. 

She will be reading from Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It.


Live Reading with Hena Khan

This event will feature award-winning author Hena Khan, the author of middle grade novels  Amina’s Voice, Amina’s Song, and More to the Story and picture books Golden Domes and Silver LanternsUnder My Hijab, and It’s Ramadan, Curious George, among others.

For Educators

Are you an educator serving children in need? Sign up for free to be a part of our First Book community.

Make a Donation

Want to help us get Stories for All Project™ books to kids in need? Make a donation to help us get books to the educators serving children in need.