Author Archives: Gavin McGuire

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For Educators

Our Favorite ‘Stories for All’ Books

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… Read More
For Educators

How to Fundraise for Books & Resources with First Book

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… Read More
Inside First Book Canada

Win a Summer Reading Set of "I Pledge Allegiance"!

We’re giving away four Summer Reading Sets of the picture book I Pledge Allegiance just in time for Independence Day! UPDATE: Thank you to all who participated in our giveaway – and a special thanks to to author Pat Mora for her special donation. 4 winners have been chosen and… Read More
Inside First Book Canada

First Book President and CEO awarded EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017, Mid-Atlantic

Kyle Zimmer, First Book president, CEO and co-founder Kyle Zimmer, First Book’s president, CEO and co-founder, was awarded EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Mid-Atlantic Award for social entrepreneurship last week, in recognition of First Book’s nonprofit, market-driven, disruptive innovation model that is creating equal access to quality education for… Read More
Press Releases

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

Partnership focused on promoting power of reading, addressing “Summer Slide” Indianapolis, USA, June 21, 2017: Five thousand books are being donated to students in the Indianapolis area through the end of June as the result of a partnership between Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a… Read More
Impact Stories

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

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
First Book Research & Insights, Inside First Book Canada

Announcing the First Book Needs Index

We at First Book are proud to announce the First Book Needs Index: a new research tool that works to combine public and proprietary data in new ways in order to identify areas lacking resources and affecting kids in need. An interactive and dynamic mapping tool developed in partnership with Palantir Technologies, the First… Read More
Press Releases

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

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,… Read More
For Educators

Encouraging Reluctant Readers

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… Read More