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Civic Consumption: What It Is and How You Can Do It.

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At First Book, everything we do is focused on putting new books into the hands of kids in need; that’s the big idea. But there are some other important ideas that go into that. One of these is the concept

Posted in Book Recipients, Books & Reading, Kyle Zimmer, Marketplace, Social Entrepreneurship

Are Your Lights on After School?

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Today’s guest blog post comes from the nation’s leading voice for afterschool, the Afterschool Alliance is the only organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments. Today the Afterschool Alliance boasts

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners

20,000 Books to Kids, Thanks to KPMG’s Chip4Charity and Phil Mickelson!

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We hope you were watching last night’s football game, when the Broncos beat the Chargers and golf legend Phil Mickelson made a 100-yard shot worth $50,000. Through the firm’s Family for Literacy program, our friends at KPMG are donating every penny of

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners

Today is Read for the Record Day!

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Today, millions of people all over the world will read “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad”, by David Soman, as part of Read for the Record. Our friends at Jumpstart hold this event every year, bringing together parents, teachers, kids, volunteers, celebrities, political

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Work With Kids in Need? First Book Will Hook You Up

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Hey! Do you work with kids in need? If so, then we have thousands of brand-new books for you! Spanish, English and even bilingual titles for kids ranging from ages 4-18 are now available through First Book. If you’re looking

Posted in Books & Reading, Education, Literacy, National Book Bank, Teachers

A Prescription For Success

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Today’s guest blog post is an excerpt from avid reader Jacquelyn Adams. She is currently in medical school where she is pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. Education has always been an important issue for Jacquelyn. She lends her

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Supporters, General, Guest Blog Posts, Literacy, Philanthropy, Success Stories, Virtual Book Drives

10,000 Miles…10,000 Books…Hundreds of Smiles!

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Host of National Geographic’s Amazing Adventures of a Nobody, Leon Logothetis, is somebody who strongly supports First Book’s mission and wants to get books to children in need. Leon drove the Kindness Cab from London to Mongolia, participating in the

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Quick! Jump in and Get Your Books in Time for Read for the Record

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Teachers and program leaders! Do you already have copies of this year’s Read for the Record book for your kids? The nation will celebrate the power of reading across the country on Oct. 4, through Jumpstart’s annual Read for the

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Twelve To Shelve

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Today’s blog post is from Jenny Helber. Jenny is a parent volunteer at Bonne Ecole Elementary School located in Slidell, Louisiana. She has created an initiative entitled the ‘Twelve Books program’ at her children’s school. The program ensures that the

Posted in Book Recipients, Books & Reading, Education, Guest Blog Posts, Literacy, Success Stories

When Life Gives you Lemons…

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You can change the world at any age. Ten-year-old Malaika Abramson has illustrated how she wants to inspire kids to read. The young, savvy entrepreneur created a website entitled “The Reading Lion”, a book recommendation site where purchase links to

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Supporters, Philanthropy, Volunteers