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The Ashley Bryan Center and First Book Distribute 15,000 Special Editions of Award-Winning “Beautiful Blackbird” to Kids in Need

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Second consecutive year of partnership marked by threefold increase in number of books distributed WASHINGTON (Oct. 5, 2017) – The Ashley Bryan Center, a foundation created to celebrate the work of award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Bryan, and First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise founded to address education inequity, will... Read more

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Launches New York Women’s Vote Centennial Project With American Federation of Teachers and First Book

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Partnership will provide 15 educators from across the New York state with resources to implement a project celebrating 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York ALBANY (September 17, 2017) — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul today launched the New York Women’s Vote Centennial Project, a... Read more