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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

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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

Books Bring Smiles to Veterans and their Families During the Pandemic

First Book regularly works with programs that support the military and their families – and this spring, we launched additional outreach to support veterans. With the COVID-19 restrictions, veterans receiving care in VA hospitals and facilities across the country are experiencing extended stays and limited social interaction opportunities.  To help... Read more

Guru Krupa Foundation Helps First Book Deliver More Than 47,000 Books, Resources Over Two Years to Support Learning Opportunities for Children in Need

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WASHINGTON (August 14, 2020) – The Guru Krupa Foundation, a private foundation that supports the preservation and acquisition of knowledge, is partnering with the nonprofit First Book to provide more than 47,000 books and educational resources to children in low-income families. The books and resources are being distributed over the... Read more