‘Stories for All’ Book Selections

first image in article

The Stories for All section of The First Book Marketplace, created to reflect the diverse population we serve, carries close to 1,500 titles featuring diverse characters with a variety of experiences. We believe that ALL kids deserve access to an abundance of books

No Comments ↓
Posted in Book lists, Books & Reading, First Book Favorites, Inside First Book, Our Recommendations, Stories for All, Stories For All Project

How to Fundraise for Books & Resources with First Book


The art of fundraising can be complex. That is why First Book is offering a step-by-step guide for teachers, educators, and anyone serving kids in need to receive the funds they need to provide educational resources to the children they

No Comments ↓
Posted in First Book Supporters, For educators, How to Use First Book Resouces, Using First Book, Using the First Book Marketplace

Win a Summer Reading Set of “I Pledge Allegiance”!


We’re giving away four Summer Reading Sets of the picture book I Pledge Allegiance just in time for Independence Day! UPDATE: Thank you to all who participated in our giveaway – and a special thanks to to author Pat Mora for

No Comments ↓
Posted in Authors & Illustrators, Books & Reading

First Book President and CEO awarded EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017, Mid-Atlantic

Kyle Zimmer, First Book president, CEO and co-founder

                    Kyle Zimmer, First Book’s president, CEO and co-founder, was awarded EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Mid-Atlantic Award for social entrepreneurship last week, in recognition of First Book’s nonprofit, market-driven,

No Comments ↓
Posted in First Book, Kyle Zimmer, Social Entrepreneurship

Pride, Books, and More with TFA’s Tim’m West


With Pride Month already in full-swing, we recently had the chance to speak with Tim’m West, Senior Managing Director of Teach For America’s LGBTQ Community Initiative. We wanted to share his insights on advocating for and supporting LGBTQ youth, both

No Comments ↓
Posted in Books & Reading, Diversity, Expert Voices, Stories for All, Stories For All Project, Thought Leaders, Tips and Resources

Announcing the First Book Needs Index

_First Book Insights - Basic Needs

We at First Book are proud to announce the First Book Needs Index: a new research tool that works to combine public and proprietary data in new ways in order to identify areas lacking resources and affecting kids in need. An interactive and dynamic

No Comments ↓
Posted in Books & Reading, Education and Literacy, First Book, First Book News, First Book Partners, FIrst Book Research, First Book Supporters, For educators, General, How to Use First Book Resouces, Kyle Zimmer, Make The Most of First Book, Nonprofit Technology, Social Entrepreneurship