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Mrs. Coudron from Owatonna MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Create a Reader, Follow an Author!

My students need "author sets" of books written by authors, including Stephanie Meyer, Mike Lupica, J.K Rowling, Ellen Hopkins, Lois Duncan and James Patterson.

  • $650 goal

This project expired on February 9, 2009.

This project expired on February 9, 2009.

Kids need great authors to help them become great readers! This is my fifth year teaching 8th grade language arts. I have a very diverse population of students, many who don’t have easy access to books outside of my classroom or the school library. My school strongly supports reading, but as a classroom teacher I know the more classroom library books I can provide, the more prepared I can be to help students access the books they want and need.

I see a variety of students walk through my doors, many who only grudgingly pick up a book. I help those same students find a book they like, written by an author who has many published books… and those kids are off and running, ready to read anything they can get their hands on by that same author. It’s those same kids who need that immediate access to such books in my classroom library. They’ll be more motivated to take that initial plunge if I can put a book in their hands, rather than send them to the library to find it on their own.

I would love to be able to offer students various author selections right from my classroom library shelves. Kids like current teen literature; the girls have fallen for vampire love stories, the boys love anything to do with sports and action. So many authors write in these genres and I want to be able to share such a collection with my students. Creating author sets of books by Stephenie Meyer, JK Rowling, James Patterson, Mike Lupica, and other authors will help turn some of those reluctant readers into avid readers… once they find one author they like and read their books, then that love (or at least like!) for reading will flow into other book choices. 150 students walk through my classroom doors every day, all of these students have access to my classroom library. This project will create an excitement for reading and a desire to search out more books.

Your help will make it possible for students to discover the joy of reading, to discover a favorite author, to discover the power of the written word. Imagine the buzz of a classroom when a box full of new books, current literature that kids are just itching to get their hands on, arrives. That’s what my classroom should sound like; your help will make that happen.

Mrs. Coudron
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery John Feinstein • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Maximum Ride: The Final Warning James Patterson • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment James Patterson • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports James Patterson • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Maximum Ride: School's Out - Forever James Patterson • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $24.49 1 $24.49
Heat Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Travel Team Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Miracle on 49th Street Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Summer Ball Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Hammerin' Hank, George Almighty and the Say Hey Kid John Rosengren, Rosengren • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Blades of Glory: The True Story of a Young Team Bred to Win John Rosengren • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember John Feinstein • Barnes and Noble $21.59 1 $21.59
Cover Up: Mystery at the Super Bowl John Feinstein • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Identical Ellen Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Impulse Ellen Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Glass Ellen Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Crank Ellen Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Burned Ellen Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Killing Mr. Griffin Lois Duncan • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Stranger with My Face Lois Duncan • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Down a Dark Hall Lois Duncan • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Locked in Time Lois Duncan • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Ransom Lois Duncan • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
I Know What You Did Last Summer Lois Duncan • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
The Truth about Forever Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Lock and Key Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $15.19 1 $15.19
Just Listen Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Dreamland Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Keeping the Moon Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Someone Like You Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
That Summer Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
This Lullaby Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
The Big Field Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
The Twisted Window Lois Duncan, Delacorte • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
They Never Came Home Lois Duncan • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Eclipse Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $13.99 1 $13.99
Twilight Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $9.89 1 $9.89
New Moon Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $9.89 1 $9.89
Breaking Dawn Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $16.09 1 $16.09
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-6) J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $39.85 1 $39.85

Materials cost

$433.77

Vendor shipping charges

$43.38

State sales tax

$28.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$533.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$117.00

Total project goal

$650.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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