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MLK, The Obamas & First Book

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“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul

Posted in Books & Reading

The 2010 National Book Festival

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If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend (other than reading a book, of course), then look no further!  This Saturday, September 25th, The Library of Congress and Honorary Chairs, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, will

Posted in Books & Reading, General, Literacy

United We Serve: Packing Backpacks with the First Family

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Last Thursday, June 25th, I was lucky enough to join the President, the First Lady, and hundreds of Congressional family members to prepare 15,000 backpacks with books and other items for the children of servicemen and women. With the incredibly

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, Books & Reading, First Book Events, First Book Partners, Philanthropy

President and Mrs. Obama Read to DC Schoolchildren

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Since we are all about books and reading at First Book, we couldn’t have been happier to see that the Obamas are all about reading, too. So many of us know that we should read to our kids 20 minutes

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