**CONTEST CLOSED** Take the Shopping Cart Challenge!

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[Update 9/6/17] This contest has ended & the winner has been notified.  ** The answer was $142.73!** THANK YOU to all who participated in our Shopping Cart Challenge. We’ll be hosting more giveaways like this during our 25th Anniversary Year, so

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Book Recommendations for K-12 in the Wake of Charlottesville

books that encourage empathy

As students return to start a new school year, a national online conversation has emerged among educators and advocates around the country. Catalyzed by the violence and unrest in Charlottesville, VA, as well as other national events, teachers and organizations

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First Book Response to Charlottesville


The following is a statement by Kyle Zimmer, President, CEO, and Co-founder, First Book:                   Our nation is reeling from the unrest in Charlottesville and the hateful rhetoric that is reverberating across the country. These groups and their acts of bigotry,

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How To Fundraise For Books & Resources With First Book: “The Main Event”

CME Group Schieffer, Sheen, & Spacey Photos Meet & Greet

This will require planning, support, and input from your school/program community. Whether you opt for a bake sale, selling concessions during a school event or something more creative, there are plenty of options to generate funds to purchase the resources you

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Seeding Book Deserts with Diverse Books

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It is the mission of Project LIT Community to not only bring diverse books to areas low in resources, but to celebrate diverse books in schools and communities everywhere. “In East Nashville, it’s more likely that you’ll find a fast

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How to Fundraise for Books & Resources with First Book: “Invite Local Businesses to Help”

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Securing funding is an essential step to getting the education resources you need. Local organizations and businesses can be a great source of support. They are already a part of the community, and are often looking for initiatives that benefit

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