Author Archives: Gavin Stephenson

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First Book Community Highlight, For Educators, Impact Stories

Combating the Challenges of Distance Learning

Being an educator goes beyond the (virtual) classroom. Our First Book community of educators are tirelessly seeking all possible ways to connect with students and their families on a more personal level to combat the challenges of distance learning and help them realize no one is in this alone. Read More
Author Voices, For Educators

A Special ‘Thank You’ from Author Marissa Meyer

Teachers prepare each and every one of us for the road ahead in life — impacting our lives in a way that goes beyond the classroom. Our friend, Author Marissa Meyer — the brains behind The Lunar Chronicles series, has a message for each and every educator that have motivated… Read More
First Book Community Highlight, For Educators

Educators Continue to Reach Students in Need, Despite School Closures

From online lessons to virtual field trips, the Covid-19 outbreak has completely changed how educators are reaching their students, especially in low-income communities. The First Book community of educators are at the forefront, providing kids in need and their families access to basic needs and resources through a… Read More
Focus on First Book, For Educators, Our Bookshelf

First Book’s Empowering Women Book List

Countless women have fought to make the world a better place in a push for equality for all people – encouraging generations of young people to build upon the contributions of those that have held the door open for them. Here are a few of our favorite inspiring true stories… Read More
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Press Room

Disney to Celebrate Donation of 75 Millionth Book to First Book During Eighth Annual Magic of Storytelling Campaign

Stars to Inspire the Next Generation Through Stories Kenneth Branagh to Narrate PSA Presented Across Disney’s Platforms Photo credit: Disney* The eighth annual Magic of Storytelling campaign kicked off yesterday, during which Disney will celebrate its 75 millionth book donation to First Book, a nonprofit that provides new, free and affordable books to educators and organizations serving children in need. The Magic of Storytelling campaign… Read More
Focus on First Book

2nd Annual First Book Title Raves

We’ve released our second annual “First Book Title Raves,” a comprehensive list of 15 titles published in 2019 that earned recognition from First Book’s network of over 475,000 educators who serve kids in need. This list is curated based on five-star educator reviews on the First Book Marketplace that… Read More
For Educators, Our Partners

When Holidays Aren’t Happy for Everyone

This post is written by guest blogger, Maria Collins, vice president of the New York Life Foundation For many, the holiday season can be a wonderful time of year filled with celebrations and family gatherings, time spent reminiscing about all the joy-filled moments that took place over the past year… Read More