This past November, First Book’s partner, Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, celebrated their 100-year commitment to literacy service. To honor the momentous occasion, the Fraternity donated a special Pi Beta Phi edition of “Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women” to every student at Pi Beta Phi Elementary School in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Pi Beta Phi Elementary sits on the campus of the original Pi Beta Phi Settlement School, founded in 1912 to bring education to an area of great need.
Continuing their legacy of literacy, Pi Beta Phi gave each student at the school a copy of the children’s book that highlights 100 women who shaped American history, including Abigail Adams, Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt and Oprah Winfrey. Each special edition of the book includes a message from Pi Beta Phi, who aims to promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service.
Thanks to the continued support of Pi Beta Phi, the special edition of “Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women” is now available on the First Book Marketplace, a website available exclusively to educators and program leaders that work with kids in need.