About We Give Books Combining the joy of reading with the power of helping others.

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We Give Books Timeline

From its inception on April 20, 2010, We Give Books has made it possible for individuals who love reading to share books with others, simply by reading a great children’s book themselves.

In the process, we’ve had the great fortune to work with some of the world’s best literacy organizations, non-profits that include, for example, Room to Read, Jumpstart for Young Children, United Through Reading, and the Harlem Children’s Zone.

As We Give Books becomes part of First Book, please find a few of our brightest moments:

October 20, 2014 We Give Books joins First Book
October 3, 2013 We Give Books readers breaks digital reading record during Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, as over 450,000 children read Loren Long’s Otis on a single day.
October 4, 2012 We Give Books readers breaks digital reading record during Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, as over 400,000 children read Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad, by David Soman and Jacky Davison on a single day.
June 7, 2012 We Give Books announces Read for My Summer campaign to promote the importance of reading to combat summer learning loss.
May 31, 2012 We Give Books reaches milestones of 1 million books read online. Challenges readers to read another million in a single year by issuing the Million Book Challenge.
February 14, 2012 We Give Books announced national Read for My School campaign. Readers read and give 150,000 books in 5 days.
October 26, 2011 We Give Books readers breaks digital reading record during Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, as over 70,000 children read Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney.
June 23, 2011 American Association of Publishers recognizes We Give Books with the 2011 Beacon award.
March 8, 2011 We Give Books and the American Association of Pediatrics donate over 17,000 copies of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar to doctors’ offices across the United States.
October 20, 2010 We Give Book introduces the We Give Books Readmobile, which gives 30,000 books as it rolls across Texas.
October 7, 2010 We Give Books makes digital book available for the first time as part of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, as children and adults set world record by reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.
July 8, 2010 We Give Books joins with Nokia and Room to Read in Tom Kring’s Conspiracy of Good.
April 20, 2010 We Give Books launches.