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

Books for Classroom Library - Literature Circle

The cost of three copies of ten young adult titles from Barnes and Noble is $438, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $438 goal

This project expired on August 21, 2006.

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I teach high school English at Hostos Lincoln Academy in Bronx, NY. The students generally associate reading with "boring" classroom texts or literature that is irrelevant to their lives. I would like to purchase 30 new books for my classroom library - 10 sets of 3 for each title from a list of recommended young adult literature. I plan to implement literature partnerships and groups so it is important to acquire more than one copy of each title. The goal is to spark a passion for reading by providing provocative books that resonate with young adults. The students, in addition to the materials covered in class, are required to read independently each night. With time, students build greater endurance for reading and come to school anxious to discuss their books with a group or partner. The mission is to develop a love for reading that will continue throughout high school and beyond.

Ms. D.
Grades 9-12
  • Hostos-Lincoln Academy - Middle
  • Bronx, NY
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bang! Sharon G. Flake • Barnes and Noble $15.29 3 $45.87
Totally Joe James Howe • Barnes and Noble $14.35 3 $43.05
Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam Tony Medina (Editor), Louis Reyes Rivera (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $12.60 3 $37.80
Bodega Dreams Ernesto Quinonez, Ernesto Quiinonez • Barnes and Noble $11.65 3 $34.95
The Burn Journals Brent Runyon • Barnes and Noble $11.65 3 $34.95
The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family Dave Pelzer • Barnes and Noble $9.85 3 $29.55
Speak Laurie Halse Anderson • Barnes and Noble $8.09 3 $24.27
Life Is Funny E. R. Frank • Barnes and Noble $7.19 3 $21.57
The First Part Last Angela Johnson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 3 $16.17
One Hot Second: Stories about Desire Cathy Young (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $4.95 3 $14.85

Materials cost

$303.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$358.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.75

Total project goal

$437.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$437.50

1 Donor

-$412.56

Donations toward project cost

-$359.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.24

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$0.00

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