Throughout its 100-year history, NCTE has emphasized the importance of access to libraries and to books and is excited to work with First Book in a new partnership that puts more high-quality books into the hands of children in need. See "20 Years. 90 Million Books." for more on First Book.
Sign up during the Registration Drive through June 8 to have the chance to win a $250 (US) grant for purchasing books from the First Book Marketplace.
Watch for details on how NCTE and First Book will work to bring books to Nevada's Clark County School District when NCTE's Annual Convention comes to Las Vegas, November 15-20, 2012.
First Book, a nonprofit organization that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, has distibuted more than 90 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. Any teacher serving 70% or more children in need (US/Canada), or any teacher in a Title I or Title I-eligible school (US), may register to take part in the program.