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For Educators

Your Favorite Black History Month Read Alouds

We asked. You answered! What is your favorite book to read aloud during Black History Month? Looking for books to read aloud for Black History Month? Check out these suggestions from educators in the First Book Community. “I read a page each day from the ‘Little Legends/Leaders‘ series. Read More
For Educators

Your Favorite Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

What is your favorite way to celebrate Black History Month? We asked. You answered! Get inspired with the submissions by educators in the First Book community on how they celebrate Black History month in their classrooms. “We are celebrating by posting a different trivia question each day on class… Read More
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Impact Stories, Our Partners

Reach Out and Read of Greater New York Puts Diverse Books in Waiting Rooms

The following is a guest blog post written by our partner Reach Out and Read of Greater New York Dr. Faye Kokotos, a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Montefiore, recently described well-child visits during COVID-19 as an anxiety-ridden experience: “The waiting room is eerily quiet; the… Read More
For Educators

Supporting you with tough conversations in the days ahead

This has been an unprecedented, tumultuous time – and we all watched in horror yesterday at an assault on our democracy. This violence and chaos in our hometown, and particularly on the Capitol of our beloved country, was beyond the pale and will have repercussions beyond our government. We know… Read More
Focus on First Book, Our Bookshelf

2020 First Book Title Raves

The third annual “First Book Title Raves” list is here! Check out the 15 titles below, all of which were published in 2020 and earned accolades from our network of 500,000 educators who serve children in need. 2020 First Book Title Raves Our 2020 Title Raves… Read More
Press Releases

First Book Launches 2nd Annual #GiveaMillion Fundraiser

Holiday Campaign to Raise $1 Million and Provide 1 Million Books to Kids in Need WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2020 — First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal access to quality education, today announced that it has launched its second annual #GiveAMillion campaign designed to raise $1 million between… Read More