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How First Book & The White House are Transforming Education Today

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At the heart of First Book’s mission to help children in need read, learn and succeed is the distribution of educational content. Breaking down the barriers to accessing books and other information can lift the kids we serve and their

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First Book has eBooks!

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Invariably, when people learn about First Book and our mission of getting new books to kids in need, someone always asks: “What about electronic readers and ebooks? Why don’t you distribute those to kids from low-income families?” Good idea! We’re

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Indie E-book Authors Join Forces to Help First Book

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J.A. Konrath, who writes a series of popular thrillers, announced last week that if the electronic version of his book Origin made it into the Top 100 on Amazon’s Kindle store, he’d donate $500 to First Book. Origin cracked the

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The Future of Books

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First Book recently celebrated the distribution of our 80 millionth book. While we couldn’t be prouder of the success this represents, we are even more excited about the future of books and our unique opportunity – thanks to the experienced

Posted in Education, Literacy

Odds and Bookends: March 26

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Reading and Recycling Team Up to Increase Literacy Stock Photography books are being upgraded to include basic words to teach youngsters how to read. Instead of letting these books fall into disuse from increased online activity, an advertising and communications

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Odds and Bookends: February 26

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Quest for Olympic knowledge stirs reading enthusiasm A Frederick, Maryland Elementary School is using Olympic excitement to incent students to read. The Most Amazing Libraries In The World Part Two The Huffington Post features a slideshow of  the “Most Amazing

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