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Ms. Palermo
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Get Lost in a Good Book

My students need engaging fiction books such as Dork Diaries and Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-7 for our sustained silent reading time.

My Students

My students' experience of a library is a graffiti filled, poorly-lit room where the books are disorganized and there is a long waiting list. I envision my classroom library to be a place where my students have access to the types of books they'd find in a well-stocked, organized library.

I teach an energetic group of bilingual and special education 6th and 7th graders.

Most of my students are reluctant readers but, when given the right environment and engaging reading materials, I firmly believe they will thrive and learn to love books as much as I do. I teach at a Title 1 school in the South Bronx where 100% of the students receive free or reduced lunch.

My Project

Every day in my class, students will have 30 minutes for independent reading. During this time they will have the opportunity to browse our classroom library and choose a book that peaks their curiosity, launching their future as life-long readers. The majority of my students currently are far below grade level in reading. However, I envision them first encountering the classics in a less intimidating and easier to digest graphic novel form. I can help them move their reading levels. I just need the right books such as Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 2-8 and Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-7 to grab their attention.

Donations to this project will vastly improve the reading selection available in my library.

These books will help my students dive into fiction and learn the joys of literary escape.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (8 bk set) • AKJ Books $72.54 1 $72.54
Dork Diaries Box Set (Books 1-6) • AKJ Books $54.59 1 $54.59
Sisters • AKJ Books $18.24 1 $18.24
Amulet 4 • AKJ Books $15.93 1 $15.93
Drama • AKJ Books $15.59 1 $15.59
Amulet #6: Escape From Lucien • AKJ Books $8.44 1 $8.44
Amulet: The Stonekeeper (Amulet Series #1) Kazu Kibuishi • AKJ Books $8.44 1 $8.44
The Stonekeeper''s Curse (Amulet Series #2) Kazu Kibuishi • AKJ Books $8.44 1 $8.44
The Cloud Searchers (Amulet Series #3) Kazu Kibuishi • AKJ Books $8.44 1 $8.44
Amulet #5 • AKJ Books $8.44 1 $8.44
Smile Raina Telgemeier • AKJ Books $7.14 1 $7.14
Promises to Keep (Bluford High Series #19) • Amazon $5.20 1 $5.20
Breaking Point (Bluford High Series #16) • Amazon $4.95 1 $4.95
Pretty Ugly (Bluford Series #18) (Bluford High Series #18) • Amazon $4.31 1 $4.31

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 90 students.

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