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Ten Cool Things First Book Did in 2010

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2010 was a big year for First Book, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks to our friends, fans, and generous supporters, we have a lot to celebrate. Here are some of the cool things you helped make

Posted in Advisory Boards, Authors & Illustrators, Book Distributions, Book Recipients, First Book Partners, Marketplace, STEM

United We Read: Notes from Bess the Book Bus’ Nationwide Outreach

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Bess the Book Bus www.bessthebookbus.org is home from her nationwide trip and back in full swing in Tampa, Fl. This summer proved to be an amazing journey through 37 states and tens of thousands of pages. On our trip we

Posted in First Book Partners, Guest Blog Posts, Literacy

United We Read: Notes from Bess the Book Bus’ Nationwide Outreach

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Bess the Book Bus is nearing the end of her second nationwide outreach that will cover 36 states and deliver 27,000 books into the hands of children who otherwise may not have been able to experience the joy of owning

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

United We Read: Notes from Bess the Book Bus’ Nationwide Outreach

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Bess the Book Bus is officially at the halfway point of her nationwide outreach. We find ourselves in beautiful Portland, Oregon preparing for tomorrow’s outreach in Albany. It has been an eventful couple of weeks that have brought us through

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United We Read: Notes from Bess the Book Bus’ Nationwide Outreach

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We have come quite a long way since our New Orleans outreach and the mileage is only a small part of it.  This leg of the trip has been a true testament to hospitality and the willingness of complete strangers

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United We Read: Notes from Bess the Book Bus’ Nationwide Outreach

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Bess the Book Bus started her second annual nationwide outreach last week. The first week took us through the Florida Panhandle where we were able to give brand new books to over 200 children. On Wednesday, our trip brought us

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners, Literacy, Philanthropy