Author Archives: Brian Minter

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Focus on First Book

Happy Birthday, Mr. Schu!

Today’s blog post is by Erica Perl, First Book’s director of publisher relations and the author of many delightful children’s books. This Sunday is a very special day. It is the birthday of a friend of First Book and of mine, an inspired educator, blogger and children’s books… Read More
Impact Stories

Matt Damon (and his Mom) Sticks Up for Teachers

A teacher wants to teach. I mean, why else would you take a @#$%^& salary and really long hours and do that job unless you really love to do it? — Matt Damon Lots of people have been sending us links to the video of actor Matt Damon… Read More
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Breaking the Chains that Hold Children Back

Dearest amazing First Book friends! Your efforts to break the chains that hold children back is so inspiring. My organization, Gift A Book Foundation, is so happy to be a member of First Book!! A simple thank you surely doesn’t seen adequate. First Book’s work lives on in… Read More
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First Book has eBooks!

Invariably, when people learn about First Book and our mission of getting new books to kids in need, someone always asks: “What about electronic readers and ebooks? Why don’t you distribute those to kids from low-income families?” Good idea! We’re pleased to announce that we are now… Read More