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First Book in the News

  • Mercer Joins First Book Initiative. Mercer County Community College (MCCC) announces partnership with First Book, Burlington County College (BCC), the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education and the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) to deliver more than 40,000 free, high-quality books to children in need. (January 23, 2015) 
  • Creating Healthy Minds With First Book. In the Huffington Post, Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), describes how AFT has partnered with First Book to get more books to kids in need to create lifelong readers and lifelong learners. (December 30, 2014) 
  • Nonprofit Fights Illiteracy By Getting Books To Kids Who Need Them. NPR's Morning Edition talks with First Book's Kyle Zimmer, award-winning researcher Susan Neuman and a local educator about the profound lack of books for children in low-income communities and the difference that First Book is making for programs and classrooms serving kids in need. (December 29, 2014) 
  • BetterWorldians Radio - First Book. BetterWorldians Radio talks with First Book President and CEO, Kyle Zimmer, and Senior Advisor Carey Palmquist about how getting books into the hands of children who need them changes lives. (December 18, 2014) 

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For more information about First Book, or to arrange an interview with First Book president Kyle Zimmer, members of the media should contact Julia Hornaday by phone (202-639-0114) or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .