The Story of First Book from First Book on Vimeo.
This was filmed at ALA last June, and I was so honored to be a part of it. First Book provides books (including my Rickshaw Girl, First Daughter: White House Rules, and Monsoon Summer) to children in need. Here's how they do it:
If you’re an educator or program administrator, and at least 50 percent of the children in your program come from low-income families, we can help. Eligible programs receive access to the First Book Marketplace, offering new books at 50 to 90 percent off retail prices. And if you serve a higher proportion of children in need — 80 percent or more — then your school or program may also be eligible for free books through the First Book National Book Bank and book grants through First Book’s local Advisory Boards. To access these resources, complete our simple online registration (It only takes a few minutes).