Author Archives: First Book Staff

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Press Room

First Book Launches Black Kids Matter Campaign

Presenting Sponsor National Grid to Support the Distribution of 10,000 Culturally Relevant Books to Kids in Need in Communities They Serve in Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island. TD Bank to Distribute an Additional 7,000 Books in Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. June 15, 2021 (Washington) – First Book,… Read More
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Our Bookshelf

Books to Inspire Your Student’s Activism

Guest blog post written by Alpha Diallo, First Book eCommerce Operations Intern Students and young people have a long history of activism in this country, pushing for change to define our future culture. As your students learn concepts such as fairness and democracy, invite them to… Read More
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Impact Stories

Books for Baltimore: Impacting the Achievement Gap

The following is a guest blog post written by educators Loretta Holmberg and Ann Mengel, VIPTeach Global Online Teaching Fellows, First Book network educators, and leaders of the Books for Baltimore project. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of children have not been in physical… Read More
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Audemars Piguet Pays Tribute to Marvel’s Inspirational Heroes

2021 marks the dawn of a new era and the start of a collaboration between Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet and Marvel, one of the most prominent character-based entertainment companies. Inspired by historical character watches, including some of Gérald Genta’s timepieces from the 1980s, Audemars Piguet wanted to pay… Read More
Our Bookshelf

15 Novels in Verse to Celebrate Poetry Month

Guest post written by Lori Prince, Director of Merchandising at First Book Before my years at First Book, I was a poet. The poetry I knew as a child was the poetry of songs — folk music at home, hymns at church, show tunes in choir — so… Read More
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For Educators, Press Room

First Book Launches #GiveLearningaShot: A New Vaccine Resource

Washington, D.C., March 1, 2021 – First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to educational equity for kids in need, today launched #GiveLearningaShot (available in English and Spanish), a new resource and video series to help educators share trustworthy, expert-based information on the COVID-19… Read More
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Focus on First Book

First Book’s Network of Educators Reaches Half a Million Strong

Guest post written by Kyle Zimmer, President, CEO & Co-founder of First Book Something amazing happened on October 31, 2020. Hopi Relief, a nonprofit established to assist people in the Hopi villages disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, became the 500,000th member of the… Read More
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Books Bring Smiles to Veterans and their Families During the Pandemic

First Book regularly works with programs that support the military and their families – and this spring, we launched additional outreach to support veterans. With the COVID-19 restrictions, veterans receiving care in VA hospitals and facilities across the country are experiencing extended stays and limited social interaction opportunities.  To help… Read More