Author Archives: Melanie Boyer

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First Book and the Guru Krupa Foundation Have Provided More Than 137,000 Books and Essentials—Including Meals—to More Than 52,000 Kids in Need Since 2012

WASHINGTON (February 14, 2019) – The Guru Krupa Foundation, a private foundation that supports the preservation and acquisition of knowledge, today announced that in collaboration with First Book, they have distributed more than 137,000 books and educational resources to more than approximately 52,000 kids in need in the United States… Read More
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First Book and The Rise Up Foundation to Bring $130,000 in New Books to Schools, Programs Devastated by Natural Disasters

WASHINGTON and ORANGE, Calif. (January 29, 2019)—First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise committed to equal access to quality education, and the Rise Up Foundation, author Alane Adams’ nonprofit that promotes literacy in low-income communities, today announced they are partnering to bring $130,000 in brand-new books to disaster-affected communities in Houston,… Read More
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First Book Launches $4.7 Million in OMG Books Awards

Nonprofit social enterprise to award more than one million new books and eBooks to children in need in 33 states WASHINGTON (January 10, 2019) – First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal access to quality education for children in need, today announced the launch of OMG Books… Read More
For Educators

And Now, Es Mi Turno…

Today’s blog is a guest post by Erika Duncan, executive and artistic director of HerStory Writers Workshop. Find Brave Journeys/Pasos Valientes on the First Book Marketplace. ************************************************************ “Who has the courage to read this week’s story in English?” Mr. Hogu asks his students, who… Read More
Our Bookshelf

Educator-approved Best New Books of 2018

We here at First Book have a confession to make: Trying to make a Top 10 New Books of the Year list is the worst. There are just too many brilliant books. We have an entire section on the First Book Marketplace curated to include our favorite new books of the year,… Read More
Focus on First Book

To Our Educators, Partners, and Friends

Like so many of you, we are deeply troubled by the mounting acts of hatred taking place in our country. Our hearts are broken for the victims of the recent tragedies and the many others who have been lost to senseless violence. In the face of events… Read More