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."