First Book

New books for kids in need.

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humansofnewyork:

"I want to be an engineer.""What advice would you give other engineers?""If you build a house that collapses, you’re going to get arrested. So you need to keep using the pendulum to make sure that everything is straight. Also, your cement mix has to be strong. You also need to be careful with the builders that you hire, or they will steal the cement from you.”"What sort of building would you build?""A factory that makes new books, so that everyone can have new books for school. All of my books are old and have writing in them."(Entebbe, Uganda)


So moved by this young man’s hunger for quality education.

humansofnewyork:

"I want to be an engineer."
"What advice would you give other engineers?"
"If you build a house that collapses, you’re going to get arrested. So you need to keep using the pendulum to make sure that everything is straight. Also, your cement mix has to be strong. You also need to be careful with the builders that you hire, or they will steal the cement from you.”
"What sort of building would you build?"
"A factory that makes new books, so that everyone can have new books for school. All of my books are old and have writing in them."

(Entebbe, Uganda)

So moved by this young man’s hunger for quality education.

Filed under humans of new york books to kids education africa uganda

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Today is the last day of the #ISupportMalala Twitter Campaign.
These last three weeks, in honor of the recent release of I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed the World, Little, Brown Young Readers have donated a book to children in need every time a tweet to @lbkids with the hashtag #ISupportMalala was posted.
We hope to have hit 200,000 donated books by the end of today! Thank you to all who sent out 1 tweet to donate 1 book!
There’s still time to show your support of an education for all - just write your own #ISupportMalala tweet to @lbkids or copy & paste the message below into your Twitter status update before 11:59 p.m. EST tonight!


#ISupportMalala! Tweet @lbkids with the hashtag and 1 book will be donated @firstbook to a child in need. http://iammalala.pgtb.me/c4s4rd

Today is the last day of the #ISupportMalala Twitter Campaign.

These last three weeks, in honor of the recent release of I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed the World, Little, Brown Young Readers have donated a book to children in need every time a tweet to @lbkids with the hashtag #ISupportMalala was posted.

We hope to have hit 200,000 donated books by the end of today! Thank you to all who sent out 1 tweet to donate 1 book!

There’s still time to show your support of an education for all - just write your own #ISupportMalala tweet to @lbkids or copy & paste the message below into your Twitter status update before 11:59 p.m. EST tonight!

#ISupportMalala! Tweet @lbkids with the hashtag and 1 book will be donated @firstbook to a child in need. http://iammalala.pgtb.me/c4s4rd

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Children’s Books in a Dog House

What a treasure to find!

udspeccoll:

This series of children’s books, produced around 1911, includes classic stories such as “Little Boy Blue” and “Mistress Mary.” The series is housed in a paper mache dog inspired by Buster Brown’s beloved pet in the classic comic strip.

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Read Out Loud Books. Dodd & Mead, 1911. Special Collections, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.

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Q. What’s better than cute little kids with brand-new books?A. Nothing.Ms. Hoskins sent us this picture of her class, kindergarten room 115 at Burton International Academy in Detroit, showing off the new books they received from First Book and our friends at the Detroit Federation of Teachers.

Q. What’s better than cute little kids with brand-new books?
A. Nothing.

Ms. Hoskins sent us this picture of her class, kindergarten room 115 at Burton International Academy in Detroit, showing off the new books they received from First Book and our friends at the Detroit Federation of Teachers.

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halftheskymovement:

Congratulations to Lupita Nyong’o, best supporting actress Oscar winner for 12 Years a Slave. Lupita was born in Mexico, raised in Kenya and now lives in the United States.

halftheskymovement:

Congratulations to Lupita Nyong’o, best supporting actress Oscar winner for 12 Years a Slave. Lupita was born in Mexico, raised in Kenya and now lives in the United States.