Last Wednesday, First Book’s own Recipient Group Coordinator, Matthew White, spoke on Cyrus A. Webb’s blog talk-radio show, Conversations LIVE! The show gathers artists, authors and others in the literary world to speak on the topic of books, literacy and the joys of reading. At First Book, Matthew supports First Book Recipient Groups, helping them register to gain access to new books. The interview focuses on the importance of First Book’s mission and discusses how to combat illiteracy in this technological era.
In the interview, Mr. Webb addresses the major issue of access to books at home and in the community, especially given the technological and other advancements made in our society. The power and necessity of books is a timeless issue, as Matthew shared a story from a recipient group in New Hampshire who received a shelf full of books from First Book, which not only increased the child’s education but provide countless moments of laughter and smiles. As Matthew said, “new books can help a child really dream of their future,” and First Book wants to make this a reality by providing new books to the children who need them most.
Thank you to Cyrus A. Webb and the team at Conversations LIVE! Radio for highlighting First Book and be sure to listen in to the full interview at Blogtalkradio.com.