Tuesday, May 17, 2011

In Case You Missed It!

New York Times Opinion Piece Highlights Innovative Mission of First Book

In the online article "A Book in Every Home, and Then Some," David Bornstein (author of How to Change the World) writes:

"When we imagine people without books, we think of villagers in places like Afghanistan. But many families in the United States have no children’s books at home. In some of the poorest areas of the country, it’s hard to find books for sale. A study of low-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia, for example, found a ratio of one book for sale for every 300 children. Tens of millions of poor Americans can’t afford to buy books at all."

Click here to read the entire article and discover how First Book is attacking the problem of book access for needy children through their innovative marketplace. And be sure to visit FirstBook.org to learn even more about First Book's programs.