Author Archives: Tracy Bartley

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Impact Stories

Delivering Hope to a School in Detroit (VIDEO)

“The biggest challenge our students face is the simple fact that they’ve been told they can’t do it. And so we charge them to have hope.” – Jamelle Settles, Assistant Principal, Robert Burns Elementary School First Book and our friends at JetBlue recently visited one… Read More
For Educators

Free Latino Culture Books on the First Book Marketplace

(Update: March 20th, 2014) All funding for the buy one get one free code has been used. First Book has recently been able to offer tons of amazing new Latino cuentos (stories) on the First Book Marketplace – highlighting Latino authors, illustrators, culture, and experience – and we couldn’t… Read More
For Educators

Celebrate Latino Culture … with Free Books!

For children to become strong readers, they need books in their hands that they care about – brand-new, quality books they are excited to read. And we hear all the time from educators in Latino communities across the country who tell us that they need books that resonate with the… Read More
Focus on First Book

First Book and Glassybaby Unite for a Night of Fundraising

First Book volunteers in Seattle, teamed up with Glassybaby for a night of giving to raise money for new books for kids who need them in the Seattle – King County area.  Since 1998, Glassybaby has donated over 1.5 million dollars to Seattle based charities and First Book. … Read More
For Educators, Our Partners

David J. Johns: The Importance of Literacy Among African American Youth

Welcome to First Book’s celebrity blog series. Each month we will be connecting with influential voices who share a belief in the power of literacy, and who have worked with First Book to curate a unique collection that inspires a love of reading and learning. All recommended books are available… Read More
Our Bookshelf

Alison's Teen Titles of the Week! Today's topic: NONFICTION

Many of you have told us you’d like help finding recommendations of great books that will engage your teen readers. As usual, we want to help! Meet Alison Morris, our new Senior Director of Publisher and Author Relations! She’s a veteran bookseller with 15 years’ experience matching books to… Read More
Impact Stories

Hunger ‘For Books’ Games

The creative minds in Memphis took advantage of one of the most teen popular book collections to create a fundraising event so good we had to share it!             First Book volunteers in Memphis recently held a fundraiser at the Autozone Challenge Center, located within the… Read More