Author Archives: Brian Minter

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Focus on First Book, For Educators

Free Books for Teachers Serving Kids in Need

Let’s say you’re an educator or program leader serving children in need who needs to fill your bookshelves and stock your classroom. You’ve signed up with First Book… now what? When funding is available through sponsors and partners, we’ll send an email to you to let you know that… Read More
Focus on First Book

A Market-Driven Solution to the Need for Diverse Books

Last week, hundreds of thousands of parents, educators and readers of all ages issued a call for more diversity in children’s literature, rallying under the banner of #WeNeedDiverseBooks. The campaign spread quickly from Twitter to media outlets around the world as people shared powerful stories about… Read More
For Educators

Four Ways to Engage Parents and Families in Reading Time

Today is National Family Literacy Day, created by our friends at the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) to celebrate families who are improving their lives through continued learning. This issue is an important one for the classrooms and community programs that First Book serves. We recently asked hundreds of… Read More
Impact Stories

Across America in an RV With First Book

Today’s blog post is by Brenda Berg, who loaded her family into an RV and spent over half a year traveling across the country. They called their adventure the Gump Trip, and along the way they distributed 6,000 brand-new books to kids in need at local schools and… Read More
Impact Stories

Kids Who Read Beat Summer Slide

For kids, few moments in life are more glorious than the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation. Hooray! Three whole months of sweet freedom! But when school’s out, kids from low-income families have a real problem on their hands. Unlike their more affluent… Read More