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Ms. Johnson from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Voyage Into Reading

My students need more books! My students have read most books in my library and need access to more new young adult literature.

  • $795 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

grit (n): courage and resolve; strength of character.

My students show grit each day when they walk into my classroom.

I greet them with a fist bump at the door and they walk in ready to learn and ready to work hard. Witnessing the grit my students show is humbling and inspirational as a teacher. Some will be the first to graduate high school. Many will be the first in their family to go to college. The climb there isn't easy, but I know all my students will get there.

Our school serves students in grades 5-8 and provides rigorous academics, wonderful teachers, and a safe, structured, and loving environment. Our goal is to prepare students to make it to and through college and our pursuit is relentless. Our students continually rise to the challenge. They are future leaders. They will change the world. I can only hope to have the honor of witnessing it.

My Project

My students are voracious readers. They have devoured most books in my library and need access to new literature to keep up their momentum for and love of reading.

Did you know that independent reading correlates to student achievement?

Students who read independently and have a choice in what they read are more likely to increase their reading levels and subsequently achieve on state assessments, and college entrance exams. Reading truly builds a foundation for a successful life while also motivating students to achieve.

Access to more books will allow my kids to continue their voyage as a reader and push to and through college. These books will also allow me to create reading groups within my classroom. This allows me to provide targeted intervention to students at their level while also helping them build confidence in their fluency and discussion skills.

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

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $10.70 4 $42.80
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $14.21 2 $28.42
Warcross • Amazon Business $12.89 2 $25.78
Far from the Tree • Amazon Business $12.36 2 $24.72
Renegades • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
Diamonds Are For Never: Crime Travelers Spy School Mystery & International Adventure Series Book 2 • Amazon Business $14.12 1 $14.12
History Is All You Left Me • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
We Are Okay • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Literally • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Royal Bastards • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl (The Haunting of Sunshine Girl Series) • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Camp So-And-So • Amazon Business $12.28 1 $12.28
Martin Rising: Requiem For a King • Amazon Business $12.21 1 $12.21
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $12.02 1 $12.02
Priceless: Crime Travelers Spy School Mystery & International Adventure Series Book 3 • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
Attachments: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
The Love Interest • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63
Kill All Happies • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Brainwashed: Crime Travelers Spy School Mystery & International Adventure Series Book 1 • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Gem & Dixie • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Solo (Blink) • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
More Happy Than Not • Amazon Business $10.01 1 $10.01
The Awakening of Sunshine Girl (The Haunting of Sunshine Girl Series) • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
The Face on the Milk Carton • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
The Voice on the Radio • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
Whatever Happened to Janie? • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
Goodbye Days • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
When Dimple Met Rishi • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
The Seventh Most Important Thing • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
City of Saints & Thieves • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
The Night She Disappeared • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
You're Welcome, Universe • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
The Way I Used to Be • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Girl, Stolen: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Michael Vey 5: Storm of Lightning • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Girl I Used to Be • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Uglies • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl: Book One (The Haunting of Sunshine Girl Series) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
He Said, She Said • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
House Arrest • Amazon Business $3.40 1 $3.40

Materials cost

$582.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$53.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$674.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$119.11

Total project goal

$794.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$794.05

3 Donors

-$794.05

Donations toward project cost

-$674.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$119.11

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$0.00

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