Blog Archives

Posts written by guest bloggers and friends of First Book.

Success Stories: Fairy Tales & the Crack Epidemic

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Today’s guest blog post is by Teneasha Pierson. Teneasha is a proud alum of Howard University and has recently accepted an invitation to serve as a Health Education volunteer with the Peace Corps in Kenya. Find out more at www.teneashapierson.com. At

Posted in Books & Reading, Guest Blog Posts, Success Stories

Success Stories: Literacy as Currency

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Today’s guest blog post comes from Michelle Janaye. Michelle is the assistant director of The H.O.P.E. Scholarship, a non-profit organization designed to empower financially-challenged students with need-based scholarships. She is also a freelance writer and videographer in the Chicago metropolitan

Posted in Books & Reading, Success Stories

First Book Goes to Broadway!

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Today’s guest blogger is Laura Geringer, beloved children’s book author and one of First Book’s favorite people. First Book goes to Broadway! It’s gratifying to announce the highly successful completion of the first stage of First Book’s partnership with the

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, First Book Events, Guest Blog Posts

Airplanes, Space Shuttles, Drones…Oh My!

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During National Aerospace Week, First Book is sharing stories about science and engineering from some of our friends at Lockheed Martin, sponsors of First Book’s Springboard to STEM program. Today’s guest blogger is Ray Burick, Vice President of P-3 Programs

Posted in First Book Partners, Guest Blog Posts, STEM

Opening a Door Where There Never Was a Door Before: First Book and the Kaufman Center

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Today’s guest blogger is Laura Geringer, beloved children’s book author and one of First Book’s favorite people. Last night First Book’s Chandler Arnold and I attended the final exciting performance of Cover to Cover, a lively collection of seven brief

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, First Book Events, Guest Blog Posts, Marketplace

First Book Friday: Making It Happen in Milwaukee

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Today’s blog post comes from Gina Rullo. Gina has been an employee of First Book since October 2010 and is a Recipient Group Coordinator on the Help Team. She is from the Albany, NY area and moved to Washington, DC

Posted in Book Distributions, First Book Friday, Guest Blog Posts

Call for Bloggers!

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Passionate about literacy? Want to discuss your thoughts on literacy issues? Have literacy tips that you want to share? We want you! The First Book Blog is always interested in featuring fresh and exciting new voices on our blog. In

Posted in Books & Reading, Guest Blog Posts

2010 Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories Winner

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Today’s guest blog post comes from Ron Rauss,  an author, illustrator, and published photographer.  Ron lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and son. He was announced as the 2010 Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories New Author Contest Grand Prize winner in March

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners, Guest Blog Posts

Chris Draft and Summer Reading

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Veteran NFL Linebacker Chris Draft has been one of First Book’s biggest supporters. His energy, enthusiasm and passion are infectious, and we’re grateful that his organization, The Chris Draft Family Foundation, has partnered with First Book to promote childhood literacy

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners, Guest Blog Posts, Literacy, Philanthropy, Video

Summer Reading: How to Keep Low-Income Students from Falling Behind

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Today’s guest blogger is Cary Hanson, the librarian at Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School in Washington D.C. Summer break is approaching … and soon summer reading lists will pop up in classrooms and libraries across the country. As

Posted in Books & Reading, Guest Blog Posts, Literacy Links and Articles, Teachers