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Mrs. Baldwin from Green Bank WV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Diverse, Rich Classroom Library

My students need a rich classroom library that will support literacy by providing a diverse collection of materials at different levels to accommodate a variety of abilities and interests.

  • $454 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our small rural town is in the heart of the beautiful Appalachian mountain range. Our one story, brick school houses both an elementary and middle school serving 300 students from the northern end of our county. A majority of our students are low-income with sixty-three percent qualifying for free or reduced lunch. My students face challenges both in and out of the classroom, but as a team, we strive for growth and achievement.

Many of my students arrive at my classroom door as "reluctant readers" and my aim is to cultivate a love of learning and open them up to the power of reading and storytelling.

I love to see the world of possibilities open up when one of my students connects to the right book.

My Project

This project will fulfill my need to provide access to a rich classroom library with the aim of promoting reading, increasing reading frequency and providing a more diverse reading experience which will ultimately increase reading achievement. The more my students have contact with books and the more time they spend reading, the better readers they will become.

A rich classroom library will support literacy by providing a diverse collection of materials at different levels to accommodate a variety of abilities and interests.

A classroom library will provide my students with easy access to fiction and nonfiction titles for both in-class use and take-home reading. I aim to supply my classroom library with diverse books that I have hand-selected to appeal to my students, including many new titles across several genres that are not currently accessible through the school library.

Mrs. Baldwin
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 95 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Crossover • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Booked • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Supergifted • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $11.06 1 $11.06
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Nimona • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Last Kids on Earth • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories • Amazon Business $10.27 1 $10.27
Rebound • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
The City of Ember • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Brian's Hunt (A Hatchet Adventure) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Ruins of Gorlan (The Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Thing About Jellyfish • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Brian's Winter (A Hatchet Adventure) • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
Counting by 7s • Amazon Business $8.57 1 $8.57
The War That Saved My Life • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Greenglass House • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Forge • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Woods Runner • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Ungifted • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Odyssey • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
Ashes (The Seeds of America Trilogy) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Restart • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Woodsong • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $5.19 1 $5.19
Slacker • Amazon Business $5.10 1 $5.10

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