Latest First Book Stories

2014-05-13 08:28:12

Nonprofit to Spend Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars to Influence New Content WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, hundreds of thousands of parents, educators and readers of all ages issued a call for more diversity in children's literature, rallying under the banner of #WeNeedDiverseBooks. The campaign spread quickly from Twitter to media outlets around the world as people shared powerful stories about the need for all children to see themselves in books....

2014-04-30 16:27:08

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John E. Harmon, Sr., chairman of the National Black Chamber of Commerce and president and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, has joined First Book's Board of Directors. A nonprofit social enterprise, First Book tackles the profound lack of high quality books and educational resources for children in need, which contributes to the achievement gap for children in low-income communities....

2014-04-17 16:25:35

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Layla Erzrumly signed up with First Book to get access to free and low-cost books and resources for her 4(th) grade classroom a few weeks ago, she became the 100,000(th) educator to join the nonprofit's network of those serving children in need. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101214/DC17316LOGO-b Erzumly, a member of the American Federation of Teachers, teaches 10- to 12-year-olds at Smyser Elementary, a Title I school in...

2014-04-16 12:27:38

$125,000 Donated to Provide New Books to Underserved Children CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank(®)( )and First Book --a nonprofit organization that provides new books to children in underserved communities-- have partnered to provide children in kindergarten to second grade access to age-appropriate books at home and in their schools through a new program, Banking On Books. First Book works collectively with publishers and...

2014-03-04 20:23:36

Ideagen Presents Kyle Zimmer with Lifetime Collective Impact Award NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of First Book, received a Lifetime Collective Impact Award yesterday to recognize First Book's innovative approaches and cross-sector collaborations addressing the scarcity of books for children growing up in low-income families. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101214/DC17316LOGO-b The award was presented Monday by Ideagen at its...

2014-02-03 16:23:14

First Book to Provide a Wealth of Latino Books and Resources as Part of 'The Stories for All Project' WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major new effort to reach more Latino children, First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise, has created a groundbreaking collection of books specifically for young Hispanic readers. The books are available exclusively to educators and community leaders serving kids in need. (Logo:...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.