Author Archives: Gavin McGuire

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For Educators

The Anatomy of a Backpack

Remember shopping for school supplies? You combed the store aisle to pick out the perfect binder. You couldn’t wait to crack open that brand new box of crayons. Getting ready for school is a lot more than checking items off of a list. It’s a rite of passage. Fresh… Read More
For Educators

Welcoming Week: Q&A with Author Anne Sibley O’Brien

Welcoming Week is a special time of year. Communities across the country will come together to celebrate and raise awareness of immigrants, refugees and new Americans of all kinds. Whether it’s an event at your local art gallery or showing support on social media, the goal is to let… Read More
For Educators, Impact Stories, Inside First Book Canada

Using the Power of Pizza to Transform Lives Through Literacy

What could bring together teachers, community organizations and hungry friends of First Book? Answer: Pizza! First Book is proud to partner with Pizza Hut and excited to take part in their new 10-year campaign, Pizza Hut: The Literacy Project. When friends, families, and… Read More
Press Releases

First Book, Wipro Bring 50,000 New Books to Kids in Need through Year-long Partnership

Partnership kicked off at 2016 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference, will continue with book distributions across North America WASHINGTON, September 15, 2016 – First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise, and Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process… Read More
Inside First Book Canada

Louisiana Book Relief: Help Restock Flooded Libraries

An aerial view of Baton Rouge, LA after 2016 flooding. Picture by U.S. Department of Agriculture.   All of us at First Book have been heartbroken to learn ways recent floods in Louisiana have destroyed public libraries, school libraries, and home… Read More
For Educators

Monthly Book List: Our Five Favorite Books for September

Our favorite books this September feature some lovable animals and some courageous young adults. These stories about friendship and making good choices will make you laugh, cry and learn life lessons in the process. Read on to see what books had us hooked this September!     For PreK-K (Ages… Read More
Impact Stories

‘Link to Libraries’ Connects Education With Basic Needs

Since 2008, nonprofit organization Link to Libraries has served kids in need all across Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. President and Co-Founder Susan Jaye-Kaplan helped start the organization to give kids opportunities to explore our world through books and expand their horizons. Recently it has become so much more. Link to… Read More