First Book has been selected as a signature charity of the Quills Literacy Foundation. First Book will be featured at the 2007 Quill Book Awards gala ceremony in New York City, hosted by NBC’s Ann Curry and Al Roker, with special guest Stephen Colbert. FB's long-time supporter, Academy Award-nominated actress Joan Allen, will present on their behalf. Check your local listings to watch the Quill Awards television special on NBC on Saturday, October 27.
The Quills Literacy Foundation, in partnership with NBC Universal Television Stations and Borders, Inc.®, will be auctioning a selection of autographed notable books and 2007 Quill Award winner and nominee titles between October 22 and midnight October 31 to raise funds for First Book.
First Book is a nonprofit organization with a single mission: to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books. They provide an ongoing supply of new books to children participating in community-based programs serving children in need.