From online lessons to virtual field trips, the Covid-19 outbreak has completely changed how educators are reaching their students, especially in low-income communities. The First Book community of educators are at the forefront, providing kids in need and their families access to basic needs and resources through a wide range... Read more
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March is Women’s History Month – a time of year that emphasizes the celebration of women who overcame obstacles to break new ground, change attitudes, and forge a path for others to follow. Countless women have fought to make the world a better place in a push for equality for all... Read more
Through our partnership with the Ralph Lauren Corporation, First Book has been able to create more opportunities for underserved students to share the love of literacy! Our partners at the Ralph Lauren Corporation recognize the inspiring power of providing books to the kids who need them most. Through The Literacy... Read more
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, and poor educational outcomes are tied to future poverty, unemployment, and illness. Yet the reality is that... Read more
In 2019, we conducted more than 20 surveys and collected more than 9,000 responses. Below, you'll find the top insights from the year--this is what you told us mattered last year, and we're working to be as supportive as possible in response. Read more
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