Author Archive: Gavin McGuire

Books for Kids and Hope for a Community

Posted in: Impact Stories

In Forsyth County, North Carolina, H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Eat) of Winston-Salem knows there are people in the community who care about kids. H.O.P.E.’s mission is to use community-wide volunteer support to bring nutritious weekend meals to children who are at risk for hunger. In addition to delicious, nutritious meals,... Read more

First Book Makes Investment in Mobile Devices, Dramatically Expanding Access to Affordable Digital Resources for Kids in Need

Posted in: Press Releases

Addition of specially sourced, affordable First Book-branded tablets addresses need for item most requested by teachers in low-income communities to meet their educational goals WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 — First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise founded to address educational inequity, today announced it will add 3,000 brand new, specially-sourced tablets... Read more

Our Favorite ‘Stories for All’ Books

Posted in: For Educators

The Stories for All section of The First Book Marketplace, created to reflect the diverse population we serve, carries close to 1,500 titles featuring diverse characters with a variety of experiences. We believe that ALL kids deserve access to an abundance of books in which they can see themselves, their families, their culture,... Read more

How to Fundraise for Books & Resources with First Book

Posted in: For Educators

The art of fundraising can be complex. That is why First Book is offering a step-by-step guide for teachers, educators, and anyone serving kids in need to receive the funds they need to provide educational resources to the children they serve. The Early Steps  One of the most important things... Read more

Pride, Books, and More with TFA’s Tim’m West

Posted in: Impact Stories

With Pride Month already in full-swing, we recently had the chance to speak with Tim’m West, Senior Managing Director of Teach For America’s LGBTQ Community Initiative. We wanted to share his insights on advocating for and supporting LGBTQ youth, both inside and outside of the classroom. Tim’m’s years of experience... Read more