First Book Staff Picks 10 Summer Reads
Whether you’re sending books home or planning lessons for the summer months, our Staff Picks for Summer Reading are the top titles we recommend to keep kids of all ages turning the pages all summer long!… Read More
10 Books for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Every May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This month we are all invited to celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans who have contributed to the rich diversity of the United States. Encourage young readers to connect with Asian culture with these… Read More
4 Inspirational Librarians to Know This National Library Workers Day
It’s National Library Workers Day, and we’re honoring our library friends! Thank you, library workers, for the important roles you play in our communities. We celebrate you today and every day. Read about four extraordinary library workers who inspire us. Imagine A School Without A Library… Read More
12 Children’s Books to Celebrate National Poetry Month
It’s April! That means it’s not just springtime—it’s the month we celebrate all things rhythm, verse, and rhyme. It’s National Poetry Month! From clever poetry favorites and nursery rhymes to craftily created illustrations and novels in verse, we have poetry for all ages to inspire even the most reluctant future-poets. Read More
Focus on First Book, Our Partners
Join First Book Employees in the Magic of Storytelling!
We’ve been celebrating our annual Magic of Storytelling campaign with Disney since January, but it’s coming to an end! And we still need your help to unlock a 1 million book donation to the educators and kids we serve. How can you help exactly? It’s simple: Post a shelfie (a… Read More
Focus on First Book, Impact Stories
Taking Resources AWAY From High-Needs Schools?
This piece was originally published by Kyle Zimmer on Medium on March 11, 2019. For 26 years, First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise I lead, has been dedicated to equal education for children in need. One… Read More
9 Children’s Books to Read for Women’s History Month
So many incredible women have dedicated their lives to becoming trailblazers for other women and girls around the world. Our Women’s History Section is full of extraordinary true stories about both historic and contemporary heroes who have paved the way in education, the arts, athletics, human rights, and countless other spheres. Read More
Empowering Girls Through Books and Sports: Free Discussion Guide
First Book is proud to partner with the Women’s Sports Foundation to provide “Empowering Girls through Books and Sports,” a discussion guide that uses sports-themed books to discuss important topics for middle and high school girls. Why a discussion guide to empower girls? An empowered girl… Read More
What is unconscious bias? And how can educators fight it?
The truth is, we all have unconscious bias. But what is “unconscious bias”? This is what happens when we allow our own attitudes, feelings, stereotypes, or beliefs impact our judgment or understanding of other people. It’s called “unconscious” because it is not something we do deliberately; rather,… Read More
dd’s DISCOUNTS and First Book Celebrate Partnership’s 10th Anniversary
“dd’s and First Book have made such an amazing impact on our students. Thanks to this program we have been able to get high interest, age-appropriate books into the hands of our students and build home libraries! We are growing a culture of readers!” This year, dd’s DISCOUNTS and First… Read More