Be a part of the AFT’s First Book February and Bookmark March to promote literacy as a building block to educational equity! We are reclaiming the promise by giving away more than 250,000 free books across the country, encouraging others to register with First Book so they can have access to free and low-cost books every day, and raising funds for future literacy projects. Here’s how you can help:

  • If you work or volunteer in a school or program where 70 percent or more of the kids live in poverty, register with First Book today. Once registered, you will have immediate access to the First Book Marketplace, which offers more than 5,500 book titles—from bilingual books to SAT prep guides—at an average cost of $2.50. First Book also holds several book banks throughout the year where it distributes between 300,000 and 500,000 free books to registered members.

  • Don’t work with kids in need? You can still help by donating any amount toward getting books to kids. Just $10 gives four kids a brand-new book to take home. Make a tax-deductible donation here!

Join the thousands of AFT members and community partners who are reclaiming the promise by registering with and donating to First Book. Together, we have given more than 1 million books to our students and communities in need—but we are just getting started!