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Ms. G. from Stamford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Our Students Read!

My students need 16 urban novels.

  • $330 goal

This project expired on May 23, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am a reading specialist at a non-profit, inner city, charter high school. Our students are truly from a high-need community.

We have been lucky enough to start a brand new library with donated books and shelves. Our students need a place to read and study where they are away from the stress of their home environment or from their normal classes. Unfortunatly, many of the donated books do not initialy spark interest in our library.

We would like to purchase books that have been requested by our students. Our hope is that these books will entice them to come into the library and explore all of the other exciting resources in our new space. Our students can relate to the characters and problems in these books.

Students come to our school as a last educational resort after being dismissed from other schools. Many of these high school students do not know how to read. We are focusing on how literacy is such an important skill that needs to be learned in order to succeed in the future, whether at a job or in college. Please donate to this cause! It is very important in our effort to encourage literacy for life.

Ms. G.
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Push Sapphire, Ramona Lofton • Barnes and Noble $10.40 3 $31.20
Dark Dude Oscar Hijuelos • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Mr. Ives' Christmas Oscar Hijuelos • Barnes and Noble $11.16 1 $11.16
A Simple Habana Melody: (from when the world was good) Oscar Hijuelos • Barnes and Noble $4.98 1 $4.98
True to the Game Teri Woods • Barnes and Noble $11.99 2 $23.98
True to the Game III Teri Woods • Barnes and Noble $11.99 2 $23.98
True to the Game II Teri Woods • Barnes and Noble $11.99 2 $23.98
Lush Life Richard Price • Barnes and Noble $12.00 1 $12.00
Drown Junot Diaz • Barnes and Noble $12.00 1 $12.00
Flint Book 5: Back to the Hood Treasure Hernandez • Barnes and Noble $10.40 1 $10.40
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble and Coming of Age in the Bronx Adrian Nicole LeBlanc • Barnes and Noble $13.60 1 $13.60
Flint Book 3: Back to the Street Treasure Hernandez • Barnes and Noble $10.40 1 $10.40
Flint Book 4: Resurrection Treasure Hernandez • Barnes and Noble $10.40 1 $10.40
Choosing Sides (Flint Book 1) Treasure Hernandez • Barnes and Noble $10.40 1 $10.40
Flint: Book 2: Working Girls Treasure Hernandez • Barnes and Noble $10.40 1 $10.40
A Pimp's Life Treasure Hernandez • Barnes and Noble $10.40 1 $10.40

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