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Ms. S. from Newark NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We're Hooked on Reading... So We Need More Books!

My students need 27 books, including "Secrets of My Hollywood Life", "Six Innings: A Game in the Life" and "Homeboyz".

  • $319 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach at a charter school in New Jersey where students go to school ten hours a day because they are climbing the mountain to college. On average, students enter 5th grade about 2 years behind grade level in reading. By 7th grade, most students have closed the achievement gap.

At the beginning of the school year, I spent a lot of time investing students in the importance (and fun) of reading. Many students have already read over ten books, and they are looking for more high interest and challenging books to read.

Your donation of new classroom library books will help keep the reading momentum going. I've always believed that the best way to raise kids' reading levels is to get them hooked on books.

Your donation will help my students to become life long lovers of reading while, at the same time, helping them to become academically prepared for high school and college.

Ms. S.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Death's Shadow (The Demonata Series #7) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
The Adoration of Jenna Fox Mary E. Pearson • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Smack Melvin Burgess • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Hoopster Alan Lawrence Sitomer • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Big Field Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Six Innings: A Game in the Life James Preller • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Long Shot (Comeback Kids Series) Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $7.99 1 $7.99
Perfect Natasha Friend • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
The Silver Kiss Annette Curtis Klause • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Aftershock Kelly Easton • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls Series #2) Ally Carter • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
Secrets of My Hollywood Life Jen Calonita • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Joseph Shelia P. Moses • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Sons of Destiny (Cirque Du Freak Series #12) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Eighth Grade Bites (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Series #1) Heather Brewer • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Shiver Maggie Stiefvater • Barnes and Noble $10.79 1 $10.79
Evermore (The Immortals Series #1) Alyson Noel • Barnes and Noble $7.96 1 $7.96
Slawter (The Demonata Series #3) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Bec (The Demonata Series #4) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Blood Beast (The Demonata Series #5) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Demon Apocalypse (The Demonata Series #6) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Homeboyz Alan Lawrence Sitomer • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Runner Carl Deuker • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Mr. Was Pete Hautman • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Something, Maybe Elizabeth Scott, Designed by Lisa Fyfe • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Love You Hate You Miss You Elizabeth Scott • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Living Dead Girl Elizabeth Scott • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19

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