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

7th and 8th Grade Classroom Library I

The cost of a young adult classroom library is $1034, 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>.

  • $1,055 goal

This project expired on June 10, 2006.

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As a former school librarian, I know the importance of having books that stimulate reading, that matches student's interests and reading abilities, and that are updated. This year I have been assigned to a classroom. I am currently working with grades 7 and 8 in the areas of social studies and literacy. However, when I entered my classroom, I was disappointed and sadden by the collection in my classroom library. My classroom library contains books that are yellowed, damaged, dated, and at times inappropriate for my young adult audience. For example, as a former librarian, I am aware of the potential biases and prejudices presented in some books. I came across several books in my collection that refer to African Americans as, “colored,?or that projects Native Americans, and minorities negatively. Although, I weeded these books from the collection, I realized that they were just a sample of books that I do not want to present to my students. Furthermore, I have books in my collection that are intended for younger grades and that are severely damaged and worn. My students often complain during independent reading that they cannot find a book they would like to read. Although, I have personally purchased books for my classroom, I still don't have the amount of books to appropriately meet the needs of all my students. Friends and teachers have advised that I ask parents for donations to build my collection. However, because the children I serve come from low socio economic neighborhoods, I do not feel comfortable doing this. After weeding my collection, I only have five small bins of books to serve both my seventh and eight graders. Therefore, I am requesting for donations to build my classroom library. I would like to initially focus on building my fiction collection. These books will be used by my students for independent reading, book talks, and discussions. My students and I would greatly appreciate any donations we receive. Thank you.

Ms. Padilla
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Multicultural: Book Bundle for Grades 7+ (9 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $50.50 1 $50.50
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush Virginia Hamilton • Barnes and Noble $19.79 1 $19.79
Beyond the Chocolate War: Sequel to the Chocolate War Robert Cormier • Barnes and Noble $19.35 1 $19.35
Enchantress from the Stars Sylvia Louise Engdahl, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
After the Rain Norma Fox Mazer • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
Indigo Alice Hoffman, Designed by Elizabeth B. Parisi • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Hush Jacqueline Woodson • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
The Pack Elisa Carbone • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Charlie's Raven Jean Craighead George • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
The House of the Scorpion Nancy Farmer, Russell Gordon • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
The Legend of Buddy Bush Shelia P. Moses • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
The Foretelling Alice Hoffman • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
How I Live Now Meg Rosoff • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Luna Julie Anne Peters • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler E. L. Konigsburg (Illustrator), Barry David Marcus • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Bucking the Sarge Christopher Paul Curtis • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
The Color Purple Alice Walker, Andre Bernard (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $12.60 1 $12.60
Twilight Stephanie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Flush Carl Hiaasen • Barnes and Noble $11.86 1 $11.86
Peace Like a River Leif Enger • Barnes and Noble $11.70 1 $11.70
This Boy's Life: A Memoir Tobias Wolff • Barnes and Noble $11.70 1 $11.70
Elsewhere Gabrielle Zevin • Barnes and Noble $11.20 1 $11.20
The Demonata #1: Lord Loss, Vol. 1 Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $11.19 1 $11.19
What Are You So Grumpy About? Tom Lichtenheld, Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.16 1 $11.16
Invasion of the Boy Snatchers Lisi Harrison • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Separate Peace John Knowles • Barnes and Noble $8.10 1 $8.10
Life of Pi Yann Martel • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Speak Laurie Halse Anderson • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Speak Laurie Halse Anderson • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Life of Pi Yann Martel • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Red Is for Remembrance Laurie Faria Stolarz • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Chanda's Secrets Allan Stratton • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Kissing the Rain Kevin Brooks • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Anthem Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff, Leonard Peikoff (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Edge Diane Tullson • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
The Game Teresa Toten • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Edge Diane Tullson • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Cut Patricia McCormick • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Stuck in Neutral Terry Trueman • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Body of Christopher Creed Carol Plum-Ucci, Plum-Ucci • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
With Their Eyes: September 11th -- The View from a High School at Ground Zero Annie Thoms, Taresh Batra (Editor), Created by Taresh Batra, Created by Anna Belc • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Louise Rennison • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Monster Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Smack Melvin Burgess • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Freewill Chris Lynch • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Shooter Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
What Happened to Lani Garver Carol Plum-Ucci • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
What Happened to Lani Garver Carol Plum-Ucci • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Wringer Jerry Spinelli, Cliff Nielsen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Number the Stars Lois Lowry • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
When My Name Was Keoko Linda Sue Sue Park • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Scorpions Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Many Stones Carolyn Coman, Carolyn Corman • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Inventing Elliot Graham Gardner • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Inventing Elliot Graham Gardner • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Shadow Club Neal Shusterman • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Drowning Anna Sue Mayfield • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The First Part Last Angela Johnson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Durango Street Frank Bonham • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Skellig David Almond, Karen Wojtyla (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Battle of Jericho Sharon Mills Draper, Eric Bascoul • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Shadow Club Neal Shusterman • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
What Jamie Saw Carolyn Coman • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Battle of Jericho Sharon Mills Draper, Eric Bascoul • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Drowning Anna Sue Mayfield • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Among the Betrayed Margaret Peterson Haddix, Contribution by Cliff Nielsen, Contribution by Greg Stadnyk • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Nothing but the Truth: A Documentary Novel Avi • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Slam! Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
One Night Marsha Qualey • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Begging for Change Sharon G. Flake • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Durango Street Frank Bonham • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
What Hearts Bruce Brooks • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
I Can Hear the Sun Patricia Polacco, Joy Peskin (Editor), Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Somewhere in the Darkness Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Go Ask Alice Anonymous, Beatrice Sparks (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Missing May Cynthia Rylant • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Homecoming Cynthia Voigt, Designed by O'Lanso Gabbidon • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Skin I'm In Sharon G. Flake • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Rumble Fish S. E. Hinton • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Liar (Fearless Series #10) Francine Pascal • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Prep Jake Coburn • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
I Am David Anne Holm, L. W. Kingsland (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Postcards from No Man's Land Aidan Chambers • Barnes and Noble $4.98 1 $4.98
One Day You'll Know Lauren Brooke • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Door Near Here Heather Quarles • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
My Antonia (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Willa Cather, Gordon Tapper (Introduction), Noted by Gordon Tapper • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Joey Pigza Loses Control Jack Gantos • Barnes and Noble $2.69 1 $2.69

Materials cost

$751.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$865.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$189.90

Total project goal

$1,055.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,055.00

5 Donors

-$967.12

Donations toward project cost

-$866.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$101.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$88.98

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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