"There were classics like "Goodnight Moon" and "The Berenstain Bears," trendy series like "Goosebumps" and "The X-Files," and lesser-known gems, including "Mia Alone" and "Adventure on Thunder Island." But the New York City public school teachers who attended the Project Cicero book drive over the weekend at the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan were grateful for whatever they could get."
"Like most other teachers, Ms. Cowan had no classroom library to speak of when she began teaching fifth grade last year. "You need the books that will grab them, the ones that will get them to read," she said."
"Hundreds of teachers browsed the piles of books stacked high in boxes and on tables, eager to find anything to add to their classrooms. Project Cicero collects books from students at about 50 schools, most of them private, to donate to the city's poorest schools." (from The New York Times)