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Mr. Palomba from Newark NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Back The Books Pt.2

Help me give my students the opportunity to read new and interesting books.

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  • $620 still needed
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  • $620 still needed

My Students

My students are great. They really are. They are a fierce group of eager learners who take full advantage of our slightly different from normal learning space. My kids come from diverse neighborhoods in a diverse city that is constantly redefining and reinventing itself, and so are they. Our room is the go-to spot for many of the students in our academy, whether we teach them or not, and it is a safe space that is always in use. My students are ready to learn.

My Project

Our school library has no books. To give our students the same opportunities as their peers in other schools we built our own extensive classroom library. When school went virtual, we sent books from our classroom library home with our students to give them the chance to keep reading and to hopefully occupy their time while they were stuck at home.

Our students came back this fall; the books did not.

Now we need help to rebuild our classroom library. Our classroom is home to both English and History classes, so we are asking for a mixture of books and appreciate any help we can get.

Mr. Palomba
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Silverlock: Including the Silverlock Companion (Nesfa's Choice, 26) • Amazon Business $26.00 4 $104.00
History of the World Map by Map • Amazon Business $33.33 2 $66.66
Life Skills for Teens: How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform First Aid, and Just About Everything in Between • Amazon Business $12.98 5 $64.90
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story • Amazon Business $23.65 2 $47.30
Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel • Amazon Business $18.57 2 $37.14
Billy Summers • Amazon Business $17.98 2 $35.96
The Girls I've Been • Amazon Business $13.30 2 $26.60
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings • Amazon Business $17.70 1 $17.70
A Light in the Attic Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Home Body • Amazon Business $7.48 2 $14.96
Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
If It Bleeds • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
The Missing Piece • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90

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