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How One College Student is Making an Impact in Her Community

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When Janessa Blythe discovered through a college leadership course that kids in her Waco, Texas community didn’t have access to books, she decided to act. The junior at Baylor University is launching Waco Up & Read, a program that provides

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Posted in Books & Reading, Impact Stories, Inspiring Stories

My Kids Need Books

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Today’s guest blogger, Adara Robbins, is 8th grade teacher at YES Prep Southwest, a public charter school in Houston, Texas. Where do you see yourself in five years? It’s a tough question. But imagine trying to answer if you didn’t

Posted in Education, Inspiring Stories, Literacy, Teachers, Your Stories

“They held onto those books like little treasures.”

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I wanted to take the opportunity to let you know that the books we received from your organization last spring were appreciated more than I can possibly convey. I work for the University of Texas at Dallas and we hold

Posted in Book Recipients, Education, Impact Stories, Success Stories

“It was too noisy at my house and I knew if I came to school I could find a quiet place to finish it.”

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Posted in Book Recipients, Impact Stories

Discovering Engineering: From Interior Design to Building Missiles

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This week First Book is sharing stories about science and engineering from some of our friends at Lockheed Martin. Today’s guest blogger is Amanda Tippey, a mechanical engineer with Lockheed Martin in Dallas. I didn’t grow up tinkering with cars

Posted in First Book Partners, Marketplace, STEM