First Book

Week 10: First Book

My mom saved the first books she read to me. She inscribed my name in each front cover along with the date she read the story to me for the first time. I am so lucky she kept these treasures because now I’m able to read them to my own little guy and add his name.

This week, I chose First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to children in need. I would love to donate to them in the hopes that other parents can experience the joy of reading to their little ones.


“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss

Since their founding, First Book has distributed more than 150 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families.

First Book makes new books and other educational resources available for free and at deeply reduced prices - exclusively to educators and community program leaders who serve kids in need.

They support the largest and fastest growing network of educators and program leaders serving children in need. In partnership with these heroic educators and other organizations, First Book transforms lives by improving access to equal, quality education for all kids. From books to backpacks, technology to toothpaste, First Book delivers critical tools for learning and life.

Here's to a new generation of readers,