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“I Remember Meeting John Lewis Like It Was This Morning.”

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This blog post was written by guest blogger, Kyle Zimmer, president, CEO, and co-founder of First Book. Dear First Book Community: Over the course of my life, I have been fortunate enough to meet talented, famous people from time to time.  Best-selling authors, musicians, and, as a long-time Washingtonian, many... Read more

Sofia Carson takes a selfie with TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD for nonprofit First Book

What’s a “Shelfie”? The Most Unselfish of Selfies!

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Last week we launched our annual Magic of Storytelling campaign with Disney. This year, we’re celebrating Disney’s 75 millionth book donation to First Book! Through March 31, 2020, everyone can get in on the fun of sharing the magic of storytelling with the educators & kids we serve! Join our mission to... Read more

The Gift of Reading

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Every year during the holidays, First Book donors give gifts in honor of, or in memory of, a special reader in their life. We are lucky enough to be a part of that special holiday gift. To spread the holiday joy, we are sharing a few of the holiday messages... Read more

All I Ever Wanted… Stories of Children of the Incarcerated

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"All I Ever Wanted…" is a very special book, written by nine young people with parents in prison and one older woman looking back, with the goal of helping others to know how it feels to go through the rites of passage of childhood and adolescence without a father or mother, and how it feels to suddenly find out the truth. Read more