Author Archive: Gavin McGuire

First Book Announces First Book Needs Index: New Research Tool Synthesizes Public and Proprietary Data to Reveal Complexity of Poverty and “Resource Deserts” Affecting Kids in Need

Posted in: Press Releases

First Book Needs Index is the first of multiple tools that will comprise First Book Insights, a planned multi-solution suite that connects First Book’s 25 years of expertise with best-in-class analytical tools WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 – First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise founded to address educational inequity, today announced... Read more

Encouraging Reluctant Readers

Posted in: For Educators

For a young kid, reading can seem intimidating. They have reading homework, reading tests, reading quizzes and there are always bigger, harder words out there to learn. Not only that, much of what they’re expected to read might not reflect their experiences or capture their attention. It is easy to... Read more

First Book turns 25!

First Book is celebrating 25 years of bringing books and resources to kids in need! From a simple effort that began in 1992 with a handful of books and some spare time, we have grown into a social enterprise that has distributed more than 160 million books in nearly 30... Read more

Your Needs, Your Marketplace

Posted in: For Educators

We continually ask educators what it is they need the most for the children they serve. We recently surveyed members of the First Book community of educators who are working with kids over the summer about what resources they’ll need the most for their summer programs. Here’s what they said:... Read more

Hidden Figures Reveals New Possibilities For Young Readers

Posted in: Impact Stories

Last month, we proudly added the young readers’ edition of Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly to our Stories for All Project™ & STEM-themed books available on the First Book Marketplace. The New York Times bestseller and inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film follows the true story of female African-American mathematicians... Read more