Author Archives: Joey Mathis

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For Educators

Inspire a Love for STEAM with First Book!

Joey Mathis is a First Book Marketing and Communication intern. She is currently an undergrad student at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. This month and all year long, First Books invites everyone to celebrate STEAM! STEAM highlights the importance of Science, Technology and Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics in… Read More
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Our Partners

Reading Opens the World Campaign Surpasses 500,000

Joey Mathis is a First Book Marketing and Communication intern. She is currently an undergrad student at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. First Book has partnered with the American Federation of Teachers for more than a decade. Together we have worked to combat educational inequity by… Read More
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For Educators

Alternative Reading Formats for Educators 

Joey Mathis is a First Book Marketing and Communication intern. She is currently an undergrad student at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The First Book Marketplace is home to a large selection of educational resources available at affordable prices to the members of our Network. We strive to… Read More
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For Educators

Mental Health Resources for Educators

This guest post was written by Joey Mathis, a First Book Marketing and Communication intern. She is currently an undergrad student at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.  In 2021, the U.S. surgeon general declared a youth mental health crisis. The rates of decline in the youths’ mental wellness… Read More
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Focus on First Book, For Educators

Three Ways to Make a Difference for a Child 

This guest post was written by Joey Mathis, a First Book Marketing and Communication intern. She is currently an undergrad student at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. Are you looking for a way to have a positive impact on the world? You can start by helping a child… Read More
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Focus on First Book, For Educators

Six Reasons to Join First Book’s Network of Educators

Joey Mathis is a First Book Marketing and Communication intern. She is currently an undergrad student at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, each year the average public school teacher spends over $500 of their own money on necessary supplies and… Read More
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Our Bookshelf

16 Books to Learn About & Celebrate Pride Month

This guest post was written by Joey Mathis, a First Book Marketing and Communication intern. She is currently an undergrad student at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.  The Pride book list was curated by Lee Butler, First Book’s Senior Cataloging Manager. Every June, First Book celebrates Pride Month as… Read More