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  • $2,409 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Schindler McDonald
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 16 donors
  • $0 still needed

A Book for Every Season/A Book for Every Reason: Read!

My students need an inspirational classroom library full of both classic and contemporary literature like Percy Jackson, The Hunger Games, and Matched, as well as high interest topics to get them reading, reading, and reading some more!

My Students

Our school - a high poverty inner city school - consists of more than 1500 students from all over the world. We are one of the only comprehensive high schools left in our district, with more than 75% of our students speaking more than one language. Unfortunately, many of our students live at or below the poverty line, so many of our students work to help support their families in addition to going to school. My hard-working students need a solid education in order to improve conditions within their own lives.

My Project

My students are looking for exciting books to read. While we have a school library, many of the books are outdated and do not pique their interest at this time. Our classroom library has not been updated in over ten years.

By donating to our classroom library, you will help bring back the fun and enjoyment of reading, while helping to increase student literacy and lexile levels.

Each student actively participated in choosing the titles they were most interested in reading. Your donation will help them get their book wish fulfilled; they will all get an opportunity to read what appeals to them, and share their choices with their peers.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
9-10 Common Core Exemplar Stories (14 bk set) • AKJ Education $130.76 1 $130.76
9-10 Common Core Exemplar Informational Texts: History and Social Studies (6 bk set) • AKJ Education $105.19 1 $105.19
Drama High (13 bk set) • AKJ Education $101.70 1 $101.70
Cirque Du Freak (12 bk set) • AKJ Education $89.53 1 $89.53
9-10 Common Core Exemplar Informational Texts: Science, Math, and Technology (5 bk set) • AKJ Education $87.08 1 $87.08
Orca Soundings (10 bk set) • AKJ Education $78.18 1 $78.18
Urban Underground (10 bk set) • AKJ Education $78.18 1 $78.18
The Mortal Instruments (6 bk set) • AKJ Education $71.04 1 $71.04
Kimani TRU (7 bk set) • AKJ Education $62.79 1 $62.79
Short Stories (9 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $61.98 1 $61.98
Poetry (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $60.56 1 $60.56
Spanish Heritage (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $57.50 1 $57.50
Ancient Civilizations (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $56.75 1 $56.75
Seven (the Series) (7 bk set) • AKJ Education $54.72 1 $54.72
Multicultural Stories (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $47.77 1 $47.77
Twilight (4 bk set) • AKJ Education $45.56 1 $45.56
Spanish Heritage - Notable Authors (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $43.33 1 $43.33
The Inheritance Cycle (4 bk set) • AKJ Education $43.18 1 $43.18
Historical Fiction (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $41.83 1 $41.83
High Interest, Low Readability - Adventure (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $40.97 1 $40.97
Divergent (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $40.05 1 $40.05
The Ender Quintet (5 bk set) • AKJ Education $39.62 1 $39.62
The Earthsea Cycle (6 bk set) • AKJ Education $39.24 1 $39.24
High Interest, Low Readability - Fiction (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $37.94 1 $37.94
High Interest, Low Readability - Sports (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $37.22 1 $37.22
9-10 Common Core Exemplar Informational Texts: Language Arts (5 bk set) • AKJ Education $34.40 1 $34.40
Sports (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $32.86 1 $32.86
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 bk set) • AKJ Education $31.40 1 $31.40
Pretty Little Liars (4 bk set) • AKJ Education $31.40 1 $31.40
Holocaust (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $30.64 1 $30.64
The Hunger Games (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $30.61 1 $30.61
High Interest, Low Readability - Nonfiction (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.10 1 $29.10
Mystery (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $28.40 1 $28.40
The Lord of the Rings (4 bk set) • AKJ Education $28.25 1 $28.25
Maximum Ride (4 bk set) • AKJ Education $26.70 1 $26.70
Bluford Series (7 bk set) • AKJ Education $26.19 1 $26.19
The Gemma Doyle Trilogy (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $25.12 1 $25.12
Graceling Realm (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $25.12 1 $25.12
Matched (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $23.55 1 $23.55
His Dark Materials (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $18.83 1 $18.83
The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41

Materials cost

$1,987.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$29.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,047.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$361.32

Total project goal

$2,408.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,408.78

15 Donors

-$2,267.31

Donations toward project cost

-$1,962.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$304.85

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$41.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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16 donors16 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 55 students.

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