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The Stories for All Project: 60,000 New Books to Increase Diversity, Promote Inclusivity

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Today’s blog post is part of our Stories For All Project series, focused on sharing the latest announcements and impact stories about our effort to put diverse, inclusive books into the hands of kids. When children see their lives reflected

Posted in First Book Partners, Inside First Book

Target to Give $5 Million to Schools; Vote for Your Neighborhood School!

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Target has always been one of First Book’s most stalwart supporters. Their support for education in the United States is comprehensive and long-lasting. Now they’ve embarked on an impressively gigantic new effort: $5 million for U.S. schools as part of

Posted in Education, First Book Partners, Literacy

Welcome to Summer! First Book Drops 150,000 Books on the National Mall

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Tuesday marks the first day of summer, and to celebrate their annual Day of Action, the United Way will be marshaling an army of volunteers to assemble summer reading backpacks for 50,000 elementary school kids from low-income communities. First Book

Posted in Book Distributions, Volunteers

First Book Goes to Detroit

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First Book was in Detroit this past week, distributing 50,000 new books to kids from low-income neighborhoods. The books were distributed to 50 schools in the Detroit metropolitan region. “Our teachers are absolutely thrilled,” said Dan Maier of the YMCA

Posted in Book Distributions, First Book Partners

First Book Holiday Countdown: Target

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Your friends at First Book have all kinds of great holiday gift ideas that do not involve you wrestling with desperate crowds of last-minute shoppers, and we’ll be sharing them with you from now until Christmas. First up … a great offer from our friends at Target. Without spending a penny, you can give the gift of reading to kids from low-income communities.

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners

Thank You Thursday

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This week’s thank you is brought to you by the  students at Highlands Elementary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who received books through First Book’s partnership with Target. First Book and Target have come together to place up to two million new

Posted in General

Bringing Books to Wheatley Education Campus

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Washington, DC’s Wheatley Elementary School as part of Target’s new initiative, Read With MeSM. I was particularly excited to attend this event as the principal, Scott Cartland, was the former

Posted in First Book Events, First Book Partners

First Book and Target Celebrate the Launch of Target Read With Me with the Donation of 1 Million Books

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We are thrilled to announce that First Book is donating one million new books to elementary school students across the country in celebration of the launch of Target Read With MeSM. When Target was looking for a partner to help

Posted in Book Distributions, First Book Partners

Target and First Book Make Some Noise in School Libraries!

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Fall has officially arrived, and with that marks the launch of the 2009 Target Volunteer School Library Makeover!  Target is once again teaming up with First Book to provide books for school library projects across the country through the Target

Posted in Book Recipients, First Book Events, First Book Partners, Marketplace

Target Takes Education on the Road

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As schools across the country throw open their doors to millions of smiling and anxious faces this fall, Target is helping to ensure that these smiles are not dampened by our challenging economic climate. Since 2006, Target’s Field Trip Grants

Posted in First Book Partners, General, Literacy