First Book: Books for Children in Need

First Book: Books for Children in Need

First Book has a simple yet powerful mission: providing access to new books for children in need, throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 90 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from birth to high-school. First Book is transforming the lives of children in low-income communities and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis.

Through innovative partnerships with leading children’s book publishers, corporate funders and non-profit networks, First Book has pioneered groundbreaking channels to provide new books for free and at deeply reduced prices to more than 27,000 schools and programs serving children in high-need communities.

Any school or community program that serves children from low-income families is eligible to sign up with First Book and start accessing an ongoing supply of new books. For more information, visit

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