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Kyle Zimmer of First Book presented the Literarian Award, 2014 National Book Awards

The National Book Foundation has chosen Kyle Zimmer as its 2014 Literarian Medalist. The award honors Zimmer for her outstanding leadership and achievements in overcoming childhood illiteracy and promoting educational equality.

First Book Supports KIPP Teachers

You know who loves KIPP programs and teachers? Your friends at First Book.

Llama Llama Red Pajama!

First Book and Anna Dewdney, author of "Llama Llama Red Pajama" want to make sure you know all about 'Read for the Record'.

150,000 Books on the National Mall

One thousand volunteers packed 50,000 backpacks for kids in need with 150,000 books today on the National Mall, as part of the United Way's 'Day of Action'.

Happy 19th Birthday, First Book!

Over the last 19 years, First Book as distributed 80 million books to kids in need. Not bad for a teenager! But we have a LOT more work to do. Join us!

The Story of First Book

A collection of First Book's favorite authors and supporters sat down with us to help tell our story.

Target and First Book: A Groundbreaking Partnership

Working together, First Book and Target have distributed more than 1.5 million books to children in need — a groundbreaking partnership that has changed many lives.

Kyle Zimmer at the World Economic Forum in Davos

First Book president and co-founder Kyle Zimmer speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 2010, on the global impact of illiteracy and access to books.

Book Relief: Helping the Gulf Coast

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, First Book distributed new books to the children, families, schools and libraries most affected by the storms. The program, started in 2005, lasted two years, and distributed more than five million books.

Social Edge interview with Kyle Zimmer

First Book president and co-founder Kyle Zimmer shares advice on social entrepreneurship.