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First Book Podcast: Heather Henson author of “That Book Woman”

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First Book recently had the pleasure of speaking with That Book Woman author, Heather Henson. Together with First Book partner Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, That Book Woman is being simultaneously released in hardcover to the general public and in

Posted in Books & Reading, Podcast

Community Spotlight: BOOKS-A-Go Go of Jacksonville, FL

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Wondering where all the books go? Periodically we profile one of the many community programs that receive books from First Book for the children they serve. Special thanks to Betty Metz of BOOKS-A-Go Go for her help on this profile.

Posted in Book Recipients

Community Spotlight: Baby Peaches of Atlanta, GA

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Wondering where all the books go? Periodically we profile one of the many community programs that receive books from First Book for the children they serve. Recipient Group name and location: Baby Peaches was formed in December 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Posted in Book Recipients

First Book in Hollywood

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Other than the perfect weather, I was reminded recently why I love Southern California on a First Book trip to Los Angeles — the people. Namely, the dozens of dedicated individuals serving children from low-income families that attended our Meet

Posted in First Book Events

Community Spotlight: Book Buddies of Long Beach, CA

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Recipient Group name & location: Book Buddies, literacy program of the Molina Foundation. Based in Long Beach, CA, Book Buddies has provided books to children in California since November 2002. In 2007 Book Buddies expanded its program to seven additional

Posted in Book Recipients, Books & Reading

Community Spotlight: United Way Success By 6, Athens, GA

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Wondering where all the books go? Periodically we profile one of the many community programs that receive books from First Book for the children they serve on the First Book blog. First Book Recipient Group: United Way Success By 6,

Posted in Book Recipients, First Book Partners

First Book Recipient Group:Bess the Book Bus

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Wondering where all the books go? Periodically we will profile one of the many organizations that receive books from First Book. We work with community programs that serve children from low-income families. Group Name: Bess the Book Bus, Inc. Location:

Posted in Book Recipients

Shopping at Borders

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As our faithful readers know, over the last 15 months Borders and its customers raised more than $1.6 million for First Book. All of the funds have gone directly to put new books into children’s hands, especially through the assistance

Posted in Book Recipients, Books & Reading, Marketplace

First Book Appreciated in Louisiana

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We recently received this email from a Recipient Group in Louisiana: Hello Friends at First Book, I just wanted to let you know how important First Book has been to those affected by Hurricane Katrina. I was the Assistant Director

Posted in Book Recipients, Book Relief

Happy Book Recipients in South Carolina

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The First Book National Book Bank recently received this email from one of our recipient groups: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You provided 4,552 books for the children of Greenwood, Abbeville and McCormick Counties in South Carolina and the

Posted in Book Recipients