Author Archives: First Book Staff

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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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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
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AU’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center Partners with Pizza Hut, First Book to Host Virtual Event for Educators, “Empowering Educators: A Convening on Racial Equity in Education”

Award-winning YA author Jason Reynolds to join August 19 panel discussion (WASHINGTON, D.C.) July 29, 2020 – As more schools plan to incorporate antiracist teaching and cultural responsiveness in their classrooms, American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center is partnering with Pizza Hut and First… Read More
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Get Free Books with the First Book National Book Bank

Have you heard about First Book’s National Book Bank? It’s the part of our Marketplace — where all the books are FREE! You just pay shipping and handling!  What is the National Book Bank?  First Book members can access brand new books by the carton… Read More
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First Book’s Empowering Women Book List

March is Women’s History Month – a time of year that emphasizes the celebration of women who overcame obstacles to break new ground, change attitudes, and forge a path for others to follow. Countless women have fought to make the world a better place in a push for equality for all… Read More
Author Voices

Celebrating Friendiversary with Mo Willems

Friendiversary is all about appreciating your friends, old and new, and remembering the good times you’ve had together. For First Book, one of our oldest and best author friends is Mo Willems, award-winning creator of the Elephant and Piggie children’s book series. Like any old… Read More
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How to Give Books to Kids in Need this Holiday

If you’re like us here at First Book, you feel there is no better holiday present for a child than a book. As the holiday season approaches, we want you to know about the many ways you can fill a bookshelf or provide a classroom with much-needed learning resources. Here’s… Read More
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Creative Ways to Use Plush Toys in the Classroom

Plush toys are more than just cute classroom decorations. They are a wonderful tool for creating a space where kids are excited and motivated to learn. First Book educators are using plush toys creatively in their classrooms to spark enthusiasm and excitement about reading and learning. Pete the cat rides… Read More