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Ms. Potter from Farmville VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Book Is A Present You Can Open Again And Again

My students need 45 books, including "The Outsiders", "Grimm's Fairy Tales" and "Little Women".

  • $536 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am an 8th grade teacher that is currently teaching advanced, standard, and inclusion English classes. I currently teach in a historical, high need, tiny, and rural town.

The town in which my school is located in doesn't have access to a true blue bookstore. In fact, if someone in our town wants to drive to a bookstore it would take them over a 40 minute drive to get to one. On top of that our town library is not very well stocked at all. I believe that their "western" section is larger than the section for young adults. I have spent the last four years watching my students struggle to find things to read or not even bother reading because their options are so sparse.

After polling my students and exhaustive research I believe that I have put together an amazing collection of books (from adventure to horror to romance to classics) that can't help but entice my students to read.

Your donation will help my current 60 students (and countless students in the years to come)learn that reading can be fun and interesting!

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

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alex Rider Collection Anthony Horowitz • Barnes and Noble $19.17 1 $19.17
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #1) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #2) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #3) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Uglies Box Set (Uglies, Pretties, Specials) [3 Volume Set] Scott Westerfeld • Barnes and Noble $22.39 1 $22.39
Lost and Found (Bluford High Series #1) Anne Schraff • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
A Matter of Trust (Bluford High Series #2) Anne Schraff, Paul Langan (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Secrets in the Shadows (Bluford High Series #3) Anne Schraff, Paul Langan (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Speak Laurie Halse Anderson • Barnes and Noble $4.98 1 $4.98
House of the Scorpion Nancy Farmer • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $4.98 1 $4.98
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #2) Rick Riordan, Tk (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.98 1 $4.98
Shiver Maggie Stiefvater • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Collected from American Folklore Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Collected and Retold from Folklore Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series #1) Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
Life As We Knew It Susan Beth Pfeffer • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
The Dead and the Gone Susan Beth Pfeffer • Barnes and Noble $13.60 1 $13.60
The City of Ember (Books of Ember Series #1) Jeanne DuPrau • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The People of Sparks (Books of Ember Series #2) Jeanne DuPrau • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Kidnapped Robert Louis Stevenson, Sid Hite (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Sign of the Beaver Elizabeth George Speare • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Outsiders S. E. Hinton • Barnes and Noble $4.98 1 $4.98
Mango-shaped Space Wendy Mass • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Coraline (Graphic Novel) Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell (Illustrator), Lovern Kindzierski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.19 1 $15.19
Eragon (Inheritance Cycle #1) Christopher Paolini • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Hoot Carl Hiaasen • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Rag and Bone Shop Robert Cormier • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Vampire's Assistant (Cirque Du Freak Series #2) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Living Nightmare (Cirque Du Freak Series #1), Vol. 1 Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Tunnels of Blood (Cirque Du Freak Series #3), Vol. 3 Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Twilight Saga Collection Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $53.95 1 $53.95
Airborn Kenneth Oppel • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman, Dave Mckean (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
Beowulf Stefan Petrucha, Kody Chamberlain (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Hatchet (Brian's Saga Series #1) Gary Paulsen • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Brian's Winter (Brian's Saga Series #3) Gary Paulsen • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Go and Come Back Joan Abelove • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Skin I'm In Sharon Flake, Tk (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Life in Prison Stanley Williams, Chronicle Books, With Barbara Cottman Becnel, With Barbara Cottman • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Call of the Wild Jack London, Dwight Swain (Afterword), Foreword by Dwight Swain • Barnes and Noble $2.69 1 $2.69
Wolves of Willoughby Chase Joan Aiken, Pat Marriott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Little Women Louisa May Alcott, Susan Straight (Afterword) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Treasure Island (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Robert Louis Stevenson, N. C. Wyeth (Illustrator), Angus Fletcher (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Grimm's Fairy Tales (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm Carl Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Elizabeth Dalton (Editor), Ludwig Emil Grimm (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15

Materials cost

$385.89

Vendor shipping charges

$38.59

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$439.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.43

Total project goal

$535.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$535.74

17 Donors

-$535.74

Donations toward project cost

-$439.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$96.43

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$0.00

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