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187 Reasons Why a Teacher Needs Books

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Today’s guest blogger, Sarah Kilway, wrote to us after receiving hundreds of new books for her students. We couldn’t resist sharing her story with you. I teach 187 kids at Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center in Indianapolis, IN. The majority

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My Kids Need Books

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Today’s guest blogger, Adara Robbins, is 8th grade teacher at YES Prep Southwest, a public charter school in Houston, Texas. Where do you see yourself in five years? It’s a tough question. But imagine trying to answer if you didn’t

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Free Books For Teachers No Matter Where You Live

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I have been signed up with First Book for several years. I teach kindergarten and first grade at Dayton Public Schools in the poverty-stricken inner city of Dayton, Ohio. I get plenty of emails from First Book, but have never

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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

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Teachers Join Forces With First Book: Weingarten Challenges AFT Members to Give Five Million Books to Kids in Need

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This is our new challenge. Today I am calling on AFT members to partner with First Book to distribute five million new books this year to students in need. — Randi Weingarten, AFT president First Book was in Detroit over

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New Books! First Book Joins Forces With Cincinnati Teachers

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“We’re taking a stand with our friends at the American Federation of Teachers to make sure kids in Cincinnati get the help they need — from all of us — to succeed. More than anyone, teachers understand the transformative power

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Fairy Books and Ice Cream

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The First Book team just got back from Brattleboro, Vermont, where we distributed 350,000 brand-new books to kids in need. About 100,000 of those books went to local teachers and community leaders, and the rest were shipped out to schools

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When it Comes to Books, Teachers’ Biggest Concerns [INFOGRAPHIC]

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If you’re a teacher or program leader who works with kids in need, let us know what you think. Leave a comment below, or comment on First Book’s Facebook page.

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One Million Books in Just Ten Days: The Final Reckoning

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Recently, First Book promised to distribute one million brand-new books to kids in need across the country in just ten days. Those ten days are up, and we are as good as our word. Better, even … altogether we distributed

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One Million Books in Just Ten Days: Minneapolis!

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First Book staff and volunteers are working overtime this week to distribute over one million brand-new books to schools and programs serving kids in need across the country. This week, we have a team in Seattle, distributing 350,000 new books,

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