Author Archives: Gavin McGuire

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First Book Research & Insights, For Educators

7 Facts About English Language Learners … & How They’re Awesome!

1. 27% of U.S. children under age 6 come from homes where at least one parent speaks a language other than English.1     2. Relative to other U.S. children, dual language learners/English language learners are far more likely to live in poverty and in two-parent families with low levels of… Read More
Inside First Book Canada

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… Read More
For Educators

Your Needs, Your Marketplace

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. Read More
Press Releases

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

Volunteer-led partnership focused on promoting power of reading, addressing “Summer Slide” Atlanta, USA, May 11, 2017: Five hundred Atlanta area elementary students will have new backpacks with three books each ahead of summer break as the result of a partnership between Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE:… Read More
Impact Stories

Hidden Figures Reveals New Possibilities For Young Readers

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… Read More
Inside First Book Canada

How do Books Bring Color to Your World?

How do books bring color to your world? For 50 years, the classic children’s book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? has shown us the beauty of the world we live in with stunning illustrations and poetry. We’re joining our publishing partners, Macmillan, in celebrating this book’s milestone anniversary with … Read More
For Educators, Impact Stories

The Magic of Día: A Conversation with Author Lupe Ruiz-Flores

The celebration of Día, or El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), can happen every day, but traditionally culminates each year on April 30th. This nationally recognized initiative emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Read More
For Educators, Inside First Book Canada

Día Means Diversity in Action in 2017

Children’s Day, Book Day/El Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros (known as Día) is the annual celebration of bookjoy created by children’s book author Pat Mora. The nationally recognized initiative emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children, from all backgrounds and creatively links them to the gift… Read More