Author Archives: Brian Minter

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Young Diplomat Killed While Bringing Books to Kids

Yesterday morning, Andrew Meyer, the operations manager for the First Book Marketplace, sent an email to the First Book staff sharing his thoughts about Anne Smedinghoff, a young foreign service officer killed in Afghanistan while bringing books to children in need. I was touched by Andrew’s email, and… Read More
For Educators, Our Partners

Will YOUR KIDS Have Books for 'Read Across America' Day?

Chandler Arnold, First Book’s executive vice-president, with a student from Belmont Runyon Elementary school in Newark, NJ, at a ‘Read Across America’ event last year. Read Across America Day is fast approaching; on March 1, children across the country will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by reading ‘The Cat… Read More