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Mrs. Sigler from New Orleans LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Book for Everyone; Everyone for a Book

My students need books that reflect their concerns such as "The Hate You Give."

  • $761 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a small alternative school in New Orleans. My students are predominately African American and are working on getting the last few credits or have sought the school out for an alternative setting. New Orleans is an urban space, and we have been struggling for a long time to do right by all our students. I will help my students here learn to love to read, even though they don't know it, yet. We can practice for tests, but in the long run, I want them to be lifelong readers (and writers).

My Project

While we certainly have texts we are using for anchors, my students would benefit from a classroom library of variety. I would like to be able to have more free choice/book clubs. Thus, I have selected two copies of each book for our wish list.

Right now, my back shelves are a barren book wasteland.

People engage more with books they choose themselves (on the whole). Think about the books people made you read in school (Ethan Frome?). What stories have you carried with you? What books do you return to again and again? I want my students to have this.

Mrs. Sigler
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $17.09 2 $34.18
Dirty South: OutKast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern Rappers Who Reinvented Hip-Hop • Amazon Business $14.71 2 $29.42
Homegirls and Handgrenades • Amazon Business $13.98 2 $27.96
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.96 2 $25.92
Bad Feminist: Essays • Amazon Business $12.74 2 $25.48
Allegedly • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.55 2 $25.10
We Were Liars • Amazon Business $11.97 2 $23.94
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue • Amazon Business $11.96 2 $23.92
There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce • Amazon Business $11.63 2 $23.26
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.39 2 $22.78
This Is Where It Ends • Amazon Business $10.38 2 $20.76
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.25 2 $20.50
Exit, Pursued by a Bear • Amazon Business $9.88 2 $19.76
Akata Witch • Amazon Business $9.88 2 $19.76
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $9.83 2 $19.66
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.79 2 $17.58
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two • Amazon Business $8.09 2 $16.18
Dumplin' • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon Business $7.97 2 $15.94
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $7.78 2 $15.56
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 2 $15.10
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition) • Amazon Business $7.08 2 $14.16
I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent) • Amazon Business $6.45 2 $12.90
The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.37 2 $12.74
The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir • Amazon Business $6.35 2 $12.70
Shadowshaper (The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 1) • Amazon Business $5.02 2 $10.04

Materials cost

$559.22

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$48.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$646.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$114.10

Total project goal

$760.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$760.64

8 Donors

-$739.87

Donations toward project cost

-$638.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$101.83

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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