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First Book is giving children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books.

Books stir the senses, inspire the imagination, and spark a love of reading that can last a lifetime.

Access to books is essential to reading development, yet many children from low-income families have no books at home or in the childcare centers they attend. There are millions of children waiting for your help. Donate now to put new books into the hands of children in need.

In September 2005, First Book committed to bring 5,000,000 new books to the communities devastated by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. With your help we reached our goal.

Join us now to join First Book and all of our partners who made Book Relief possible as we celebrate the distribution of our five millionth new book along the Gulf Coast. Please join us.

Tuesday, August 21st
1:00-2:30 PM
New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA
RSVP by August 7th
RSVP: Attend or Decline
or call 866-393-1222
Please note that space is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible.


Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.


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