First Book

Equal access to quality education for children in need

Our Impact

Equal Access to Quality Education

Educational equity can only be achieved when educators and kids have the resources they need to succeed. From books to backpacks, technology to toothpaste, First Book delivers critical tools for learning and life.

We make an impact for children in need and the educators who serve them. First Book*:

  • Helps close the achievement gap. 88 percent of educators agree that First Book helps them close the achievement gap for the kids they serve.
  • Increases interest in reading. 87 percent of educators saw an increased interest in reading among the kids they serve after distributing books from First Book.
  • Empowers educators. 79 percent of educators say First Book helps them be the best educator they can be.
  • Improves reading performance. 70 percent of educators saw an increase in their students’ reading performance after distributing books from First Book.

See Our Impact

Explore our latest Impact Report to learn more about how First Book makes a difference in the lives of educators and kids.

Read inspiring stories by and about the educators and kids we serve.

*Source: First Book Impact Study, 2015

Our Approach

Price is the #1 barrier to book ownership. Our innovative model knocks down that wall.

Our Innovative Approach

Media Center

Visit our Media Center to see the latest First Book news, honors and awards, and multimedia content.

The First Book Media Center

Our Impact

First Book works with existing community programs and schools to provide an ongoing supply of new books and educational resources to children in need.

First Book's Impact

2016 December Lightbox