Category Archive: Impact Stories

teacher working with two female students

First Book’s Honor Roll

My mother was a high-school biology teacher for 32 years, every week was Teacher Appreciation Week in our house. To say I understood her impact on a child’s life is an understatement, but I hear of her impact often. “Oh, you’re Ms. Awad’s daughter? She was the best teacher I... Read more

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Books for Baltimore: Impacting the Achievement Gap

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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 classrooms with access to... Read more

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How Diapers Break Down Barriers to Education

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In 1992, First Book began with a mission to provide brand-new books to children in need. Throughout the years, the mission has stayed constant, but the needs have changed and expanded. Nearly 30 years later First Book continues to build a path out of poverty through educational equity and breaking... Read more

happy children reading STEM books in the classroom

First Book Launches 2nd Annual #GiveaMillion Fundraiser

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Holiday Campaign to Raise $1 Million and Provide 1 Million Books to Kids in Need WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2020 — First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal access to quality education, today announced that it has launched its second annual #GiveAMillion campaign designed to raise $1 million between now and December 31st to get 1... Read more