Author Archives: Melanie Boyer

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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
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zulily, Penguin Random House, and First Book Host ‘Books For Kids’ Buy-One-Give-One Campaign to Give Children the Gift of Reading

Partners Celebrate National Family Literacy Month with Select Holiday Purchases Benefiting First Book to Enrich the Lives of Kids in Need SEATTLE (November 1, 2018)–There’s nothing quite like the immersive, imagination-inspiring power of books: who doesn’t love discovering new worlds, swimming with mermaids, or just simply saying good… Read More
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vineyard vines Kicks Off #WhalesForACause With Simon & Schuster, First Book

STAMFORD, Conn. (September 27, 2018) — vineyard vines, a lifestyle apparel brand best known for its smiling pink whale logo, announced the debut of their annual Whales for a Cause campaign. In partnership with renowned publisher Simon & Schuster and First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to educational equality,… Read More