Today, a sermon at First Baptist Church of the City of Washington DC mentioned a charity called “First Book”.
I visited the site, which asked for a donation before it would say much else about itself. But I did do a $25 contribution (I prefer to consolidate contributions through one portal at a bank).
The charity seems to work with the American Federation of Teachers and the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association of Tampa, FL (and others), as it explains it a recent blog post.
I would appear that the focus is specifically on children’s books, which I normally don’t cover much (but I have covered some self-published young adult books on a newer Wordpress blog).
But this is another example of a renewed interest in physical books (as opposed to e-books) to get young people into reading. My own output doesn’t normally comport much with children’s (below, say, AP high school).