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Mrs. Delhagen from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A library that kids will read!

The cost of this New Classroom Library is $744, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $744 goal

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Most classroom libraries around the city are sparse and outdated. They house the same books throughout the grades and often the students are forced to read books they have already read, or choose the other disconcerting option: stop reading. My kids are eighth graders are really excited about reading (thanks to a maxed out VISA :), but my library can't support their growing love of the written word. Our school doesn't have a library, so my classroom is most often their only source of books. There are so many wonderful books out there, with new, intriguing, fantastic, socially relevant titles coming out daily. I often check the new teen titles at Barnes and Noble and want to cry wishing that I could afford to buy all the books they would love. My goal is to create a new "wing" for my library where my students can check out totally new texts. I hope to purchase about fifty books from authors like Laurie Halse Anderson, Stephenie Meyer, David Levithan, Joan Bauer and countless others. The goal for students in my class is to become lifelong learners and the first step in creating minds like those is to spark their curiosity, their passions. Please help me to do that!

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

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gossip Girl Collection (Boxed Set) Cecily von Ziegesar • Barnes and Noble $23.99 1 $23.99
Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing after Loss Pat Schwiebert, Chuck DeKlyen, Taylor Bills (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got A Life: A Novel Kaavya Viswanathan • Barnes and Noble $15.36 1 $15.36
Eldest: Inheritance, Book II Christopher Paolini • Barnes and Noble $14.70 1 $14.70
Crunch Time Mariah Fredericks, Samuel E. Bassett • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Realm of Possibility David Levithan • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Boxed Set Ann Brashares • Barnes and Noble $14.32 1 $14.32
Here Lies the Librarian Richard Peck • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Dirty Liar Brian James • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Inexcusable Chris Lynch • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
I Am the Messenger Markus Zusak • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Rainbow Road Alex Sanchez, Jack Louth • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Things They Carried Tim O'Brien • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Elsewhere Gabrielle Zevin • Barnes and Noble $12.80 1 $12.80
Gossamer Lois Lowry • Barnes and Noble $12.80 1 $12.80
Looking for Alaska John Green • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
ttfn (Ta-Ta for Now) Lauren Myracle • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes Trial Ronald Kidd • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Twilight Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Beloved Toni Morrison • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
Party Princess: (The Princess Diaries Series, Volume VII) Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $11.89 1 $11.89
Heat Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $11.89 1 $11.89
The Book Thief Markus Zusak • Barnes and Noble $11.86 1 $11.86
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky • Barnes and Noble $11.70 1 $11.70
It's My Life: Diary of a Teenage Girl Melody Carlson • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers • Barnes and Noble $10.80 1 $10.80
The Tenth City Patrick Carman • Barnes and Noble $9.59 1 $9.59
Best Friends for Never (The Clique Series) Lisi Harrison • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
A Certain Slant of Light Laura Whitcomb • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Pass It On (The Insiders Series #2) J. Minter • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
The Insiders J. Minter • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Perfect World Brian James • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Someone Like You Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
This Lullaby Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Overdrive Eric Walters • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
No Problem Dayle Campbell Gaetz • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
No More Pranks Monique Polak • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Thunderbowl Lesley Choyce • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Things Change Patrick Jones • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Bull Rider Marilyn Halvorson • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Reunion (The Mediator Series #3) Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Shooter Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Ninth Key (The Mediator Series #2) Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Shadowland (The Mediator Series #1) Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
You Don't Know Me David Klass • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Swollen Melissa Lion • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Whirligig Paul Fleischman • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler E. L. Konigsburg, Barry David Marcus • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Tiger Eyes Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Kissing Kate Lauren Myracle • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Mates, Dates, and Chocolate Cheats Cathy Hopkins • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Bronx Masquerade Nikki Grimes • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Abduction (Kidnapped Series #1) Gordon Korman, Korman Gordon • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49

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