Category Archive: Impact Stories

JetBlue and PBS KIDS Soar with Reading!

JetBlue crewmembers, PBS KIDS host Mr. Steve and PBS KIDS Characters Hooper and Super Why! touched down at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library this week to encourage children to keep reading over the summer. This summer, JetBlue and PBS KIDS launched the Soar with Reading program. Children traveling on JetBlue flights... Read more

First Book Canada Brings Books to 30,000 Kids in Alberta

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Our friends at First Book Canada just wrapped up the largest book distribution in their three-year history, distributing 30,000 books to children from low-income homes in the city of Calgary and across the province of Alberta. Like First Book in the U.S., First Book Canada relies on the generosity of... Read more

Why do kids need books at home?

Today’s guest blog post is from Sheila Frye (teachingliteracy). Sheila has been in education for over thirteen years serving as a Special Educator, Gifted and Talented Teacher, Reading Teacher, Reading Specialist, and Adjunct Professor of graduate education. A lifelong lover of reading, Sheila is currently a doctorate candidate studying the... Read more

All Our Friends In Pittsburgh

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First Book’s National Book Bank team just got home from Pittsburgh, where they boxed, labeled and shipped 400,000 books to kids in need all over the country, from Jacksonville to Santa Monica. Read more