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Book Recommendations for K-12 in the Wake of Charlottesville

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

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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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Posted in Books & Reading, Expert Voices, For educators, General, How to Use First Book Resouces, Impact Stories, Make The Most of First Book, More Than Books, Opportunities for You, Our Recommendations, The First Book Marketplace, Tips and Resources, Using First Book, Using the First Book Marketplace

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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How to Fundraise for Books & Resources with First Book: “Do the Math”

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Showing how you will impact the children you serve is an essential step in securing funding for the education resources you need. Demonstrating the ability to maximize every dollar you receive — and how much you will save by purchasing

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How to Fundraise for Books & Resources with First Book

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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

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Posted in First Book Supporters, For educators, How to Use First Book Resouces, Using First Book, Using the First Book Marketplace

Announcing the First Book Needs Index

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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

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

Hidden Figures Reveals New Possibilities For Young Readers

Hidden Figures YA Edition

Last month, we proudly added the young readers’ edition of Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly to our Stories for All Project™ & STEM-themed books available on the First Book Marketplace. The New York Times bestseller and inspiration for the

Posted in Book Recipients, Books & Reading, Diversity, Education and Literacy, For educators, From Educators For Educators, STEM, Stories for All, Stories For All Project, Summer Reading

Encouraging Literacy & Leadership with Games

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We recently had the opportunity to speak with Lisa Holton, president of Classroom, Inc. – a nonprofit that develops literacy and leadership skills for middle school students in high-poverty communities. The organization provides support for educators and works to put

Posted in Expert Voices, First Book Partners, For educators, Guest Blog Posts, How to Use First Book Resouces, Make The Most of First Book, Marketplace, Opportunities for You, Thought Leaders

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow

Attendance Works

September is National Attendance Awareness Month, a time when schools and programs across the country emphasize the connection between satisfactory school attendance and academic achievement. Researchers and social scientists are always trying to figure out the secret to academic success

Posted in Books & Reading, Family Engagement, For educators, Opportunities for You, Using the First Book Marketplace

Louisiana Book Relief: Help Restock Flooded Libraries

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All of us at First Book have been heartbroken to learn ways recent floods in Louisiana have destroyed public libraries, school libraries, and home libraries across Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas. Even before the flood waters started to recede

Posted in Book Relief, For educators, From Educators For Educators