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Create a Future of Possibilities for Less Than $0.50 cents

Posted in: Focus on First Book

Books are critical, but scarce, for kids in need—and the consequences of that scarcity are significant. A lack of access to books is one of the greatest contributors to educational inequality in the United States,[1] and poor educational outcomes are tied to future poverty, unemployment, and illness.[2] Yet the reality is that... Read more

Celebrating Friendiversary with Mo Willems

Posted in: Author Voices

Friendiversary is all about appreciating your friends, old and new, and remembering the good times you’ve had together. For First Book, one of our oldest and best author friends is Mo Willems, award-winning creator of the Elephant and Piggie children’s book series. Like any old friend, when we get together... Read more