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First Book Staff Sees Waiting For “Superman”

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Last Thursday, several members of the First Book staff went to see the highly anticipated documentary Waiting for “Superman.” First Book is excited to have worked with Paramount Pictures, Participant Media and Walden Media on the film. From “An Inconvenient

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First Book/Le Premier Livre is Waiting For “Superman”!

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First Book/Le Premier Livre will distribute 25,000 new books to children from low-income communities across Canada if 5,000 people pledge to see the award-winning documentary film Waiting For “Superman” when it opens in theatres in Toronto October 1st. Go to

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Odds and Bookends: September 24th, 2010

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It’s time for the 2010 National Book Festival! Don’t forget to head to the 10th annual National Book Festival, this Saturday, September 25th in Washington D.C.’s National Mall.  From children’s authors to poets, over 70 authors and thousands of book

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Pledge to Make a Difference

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With the upcoming release of WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN” directed by Davis Guggenheim, Participant Media, Paramount Vantage and Walden Media are sparking a national, action-oriented conversation about the current state of public schools in the United States.  Prior to the film’s

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Movie Review: Alice in Wonderland

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The Blog Team didn’t take a field trip to see Tim Burton’s new version of Alice in Wonderland, but being the movie aficionados that we are, we saw it separately. There are some minor spoilers, so if you want to

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