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First Book

Cause Area

  • Board Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


1319 F St NWSuite 1000Washington, DC 20004 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

First Book provides new books to children in need addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy - access to books.


An innovative leader in social enterprise, First Book has distributed more than 80 million free and low cost books to disadvantaged children and the programs that serve them through an extensive volunteer network, First Book National Book Bank large-scale book distributions, and the First Book Marketplace offering high-quality titles at reduced cost. Working with existing community-based tutoring, mentoring, and family literacy programs, First Book provides books on an ongoing basis to at-risk children, enabling them to build their own home libraries.

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