Author Archive: Gavin McGuire

The Ashley Bryan Center and First Book Distribute 15,000 Special Editions of Award-Winning “Beautiful Blackbird” to Kids in Need

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Second consecutive year of partnership marked by threefold increase in number of books distributed WASHINGTON (Oct. 5, 2017) – The Ashley Bryan Center, a foundation created to celebrate the work of award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Bryan, and First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise founded to address education inequity, will... Read more

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Launches New York Women’s Vote Centennial Project With American Federation of Teachers and First Book

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Partnership will provide 15 educators from across the New York state with resources to implement a project celebrating 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York ALBANY (September 17, 2017) — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul today launched the New York Women’s Vote Centennial Project, a... Read more

AFT, First Book and Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation Partner to Provide Targeted Relief to Educators and Kids Affected by Hurricane Harvey

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Initiative is part of newly-launched ‘Essentials for Kids’ nationwide effort to provide books, supplies, and basic needs items to help alleviate serious public school underfunding WASHINGTON (September 6, 2017)—The American Federation of Teachers, First Book, and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation today launched a targeted effort to deliver brand-new... Read more

Book Recommendations for K-12 in the Wake of Charlottesville

Posted in: For Educators

As students return to start a new school year, a national online conversation has emerged among educators and advocates around the country. Catalyzed by the violence and unrest in Charlottesville, VA, as well as other national events, teachers and organizations are sharing resources for dealing with topics of race, hate... Read more

Wipro, First Book Bring New Books to Houston Area Kids in Need

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Partnership focused on promoting power of reading Houston, USA, August 22, 2017 — Five hundred books are being donated to students at Dunn Elementary School in Houston, Texas, as a result of a partnership between Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and... Read more