Ponemah Elementary was adopted by Danny Nelms with a donation of 555 credits
and Alice Brown with a donation of 100 credits
Originally a Kentucky boy, but a self proclaimed “Army Brat” raised overseas in West Germany, Danny Nelms discovered a love of reading early in life. He has lived on both coasts of the United States and has a real passion for books, as well as for our nation and its people. He chose Ponemah Elementary School because, in his words, “Who else could be more worthy of our book donations than the children of the American Indians of this great country?”
Danny's Wish: "I hope these books will be loved, enjoyed, and accepted in the spirit of sharing and friendship. Everyone I have ever met has been nothing but a good life experience - rich or poor, young or old. I feel privileged to help in this effort, and want to thank PaperBackSwap.com for this opportunity in the Books for Schools program”.
Alice Brown has always been a reader. Her love of reading was inspired by her mother who was a voracious reader and a woman of wide and varied interests. As a teenager, they often read the same books and enjoyed sharing their thoughts on them in their own small, intimate book club for two.
Alice chose to make this gift because, in her words, “I think it is very important to cultivate a love of reading in others whenever possible. Young people need to be encouraged to read and they need to be shown how reading can open up a whole world of possibilities for them. It can inspire imagination, new ideas, and help them to understand and appreciate diversity and be more tolerant of others. I like to think that reading has made me a better person!”