Does anyone have or know where to get Free YA books?
So if you're a member of either newyorkers or nyc_for_free, this post will be insufferably redundant, and I'm sorry if it's popped up on your F-list for the third time now.
But if you're not, here's my plea:
I'm going to be teaching 6th grade Humanities in a relatively new middle school in Brooklyn. The student population is 98% free/reduced lunch, which affords myself and the other teachers some grant money from the government, but not nearly enough to compile the kind of in-class libraries we want for our students. All of my student resources are Social Studies-centric, but in this position, I will be teaching both English Language Arts and Social Studies. I'd like to bolster my anemic Young Adult book collection with books primarily targeted for grades 4 - 7. (Their reading levels are all over the map, but generally below or approaching 6th grade level.)
So far, I've checked:
- Discount bins at public libraries in NYC and NJ
- The Strand
- Donors Choose (I am going to write a formal proposal with my department at the beginning of the school year)
1. Can you think of other sources in NYC (or even NJ) that I can find free or really discounted age-appropriate books to stock my class library?
2. Do you happen to have any age-appropriate books that you want to donate/want out of your garage or storage space? I'm happy to come pick them up in the coming weeks or even after the school year starts.
3. If you know of anyone who might be interested in donating age-appropriate books they don't need anymore, can you let me know?
THANKS F-LIST! YOU RULE!