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Give Books to U.S. Children in Need

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Literacy is of primary importance in today's world. Yet in the United States, the majority of children from low-income families have no age-appropriate books in their homes or classrooms.

  • While children from middle-class U.S. families have engaged in an average of 1,000 to 1,700 hours of one-on-one reading time, children from low-income families have been exposed to an average of only 25 hours.
  • And while in middle-income neighborhoods the ratio of books per child is 13 to 1, in low-income neighborhoods the ratio is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children. *
  • * Statistics from First Book

    This Gift That Gives More™ gives ten children in the United States their first books, and the opportunity to discover a lifelong love of learning.


    Report from the Field

    Thanks to your generous donations here, as well as additional funding from The Literacy Site, 11,507 brand-new books were given to children from low-income families throughout North America via First Book's network of schools and programs. Thank you for your help!


    First Book is a nonprofit organization that provides access to new books for children in need. To date, First Book has distributed more than 90 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis.


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