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First Book Launches 2nd Annual #GiveaMillion Fundraiser

Posted in: Impact Stories

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

Books that Make Math – MATHICAL!

Books unlock new worlds for readers of all ages – and for some students in the Oakland, California area, those new worlds are MATHICAL! That’s because, thanks to support from the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), 93 educators in the First Book Network from California’s Alameda County received credits to... Read more

First Book Offers ‘Practitioner-Centered’ Back-To-School Resources To Meet The Needs Of Kids And Educators Wherever School Happens

Posted in: Press Room

Resources Developed in Response to Educator Feedback on Barriers to Education WASHINGTON, DC – August 27, 2020 – With the school year upon us, educators serving children in need are facing their greatest challenge yet, as the pandemic exacerbates existing barriers to education and the national conversation on racial inequities... Read more