The Stories for All Project

The Stories for All Project

At First Book, we want to see all children become strong readers, the critical step to succeeding in school and in life. But all too often the children we work with have books with characters and stories that aren’t relevant to their lives. And that makes it harder to turn them on to reading. Lack of Diversity

In a survey of more than 2,000 educators from First Book schools and programs, 90 percent of respondents agreed that the children in their programs would be more enthusiastic readers if they had access to books with characters, stories and images that reflect their lives and their neighborhoods.

Through The Stories for All Project, First Book is solving this problem by dramatically expanding the market for diversity in children’s literature.

Because First Book aggregates the voices — and purchasing power — of thousands of educators and program leaders who serve families at the bottom of the economic pyramid, we’re showing the publishing industry that there is a strong, viable and vibrant market out there for books like these, and making them available to all children.


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First Book works through existing community programs, literacy efforts and schools to provide an ongoing supply of wonderful new books and reading materials – at low or no cost.
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