Author Archives: Gavin McGuire

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For Educators

5 Digital Education Tools for Educators Serving Kids in Need

Many members of our community of educators have told us that digital learning is crucial in their programs and classrooms. That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with companies and organizations focused on creating and curating quality digital content to bring interactive reading, math games, critical thinking, writing practice and more… Read More
Impact Stories

How One College Student is Making an Impact in Her Community

When Janessa Blythe discovered through a college leadership course that kids in her Waco, Texas community didn’t have access to books, she decided to act. The junior at Baylor University is launching Waco Up & Read, a program that provides books for kids from low-income communities. “It appalled me… Read More
For Educators, Impact Stories, Inside First Book Canada

How Books Inspire Action: The Citizen Power Project

All too often, young people feel they don’t have the power to fix problems in their communities. How can books inspire students to take action and become engaged citizens? Earlier this year, First Book, along with our partners the American Federation of Teachers and the Albert Shanker Institute, presented educators nationwide… Read More
Impact Stories, Inside First Book Canada

Celebrating Veterans Day with Stories

To celebrate Veterans Day and honor our United States service members, we would like to highlight First Book’s partnership with United Through Reading (UTR), a nonprofit public benefit organization dedicated to uniting military families through shared reading experiences. Chief Master Sergeant Mitch Brush, National Guard Bureau, recording a STEM title… Read More
Press Releases

“Healthy Mind, Healthy Body” Initiative Will Provide Custom Educational Resources to Address Social and Emotional Learning

New Research From First Book and Molina Healthcare Identifies Emotional Wellness Resources as Teachers’ Top Health Education Priority in Low-income Communities WASHINGTON, November 4, 2016 – Molina Healthcare, a national health care organization, and First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books and educational resources to… Read More