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Ms. Palermo from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Lost in a Good Book

My students need engaging fiction books such as Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 2-8 and Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-7 for our sustained silent reading time.

  • $511 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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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Ms. Palermo
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-7 + DIY + Journal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) • Amazon $70.58 1 $70.58
The Dork Diaries Set: Dork Diaries Books 1, 2, 3, 3 1/2, 4, and 5 • Amazon $49.55 1 $49.55
Robinson Crusoe: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon $8.99 2 $17.98
Big Nate Boxed Set • Amazon $16.78 1 $16.78
Middle School: Get Me out of Here! • Amazon $15.99 1 $15.99
Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill • Amazon $14.00 1 $14.00
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon $13.34 1 $13.34
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 3) • Amazon $10.62 1 $10.62
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon $10.62 1 $10.62
Treasure Island: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon $10.26 1 $10.26
Timmy Failure: We Meet Again • Amazon $10.12 1 $10.12
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
The Call of the Wild: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done • Amazon $8.98 1 $8.98
BONE: Quest for the Spark #1 • Amazon $8.98 1 $8.98
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made • Amazon $8.92 1 $8.92
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon $8.16 1 $8.16
Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Black Beauty: The Graphic Novel • Amazon $7.96 1 $7.96
Smile • Amazon $7.51 1 $7.51
Sisters • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Secret Agent 6th Grader 3: Extra Large Soda Jerk • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Secret Agent 6th Grader 2: Ice Cold Suckerpunch • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Secret Agent 6th Grader • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 7: Scavengers • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 6: Buchanan Bandits! • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 5: Terror at the Talent Show • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 4: A Game of Chase • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 3: Rise of the Red Ninjas • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 2: Pirate Invasion • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 8: Spirit Week Shenanigans • Amazon $6.25 1 $6.25
Drama • Amazon $6.04 1 $6.04

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