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Mrs. Cinelli from Stamford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Amazing Kids Need Amazing Books!

My students need amazing, high-interest, award-winning books in our library's collection. These books are ones that are continually requested by our students, but do not have in our collection due to our extremely limited budget.

  • $514 goal

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My Students

Our students come from a large urban area in Connecticut, and are an extremely diverse population of students, with families from countries around the globe. Many of our students are English Language Learners for whom English is a second language, and over half of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

Our school is a true melting pot of students with cultural backgrounds from near and far, which makes our school so great!

Our students have backgrounds from approximately 40 different countries around the world...we are a fantastic mixture of cultures and backgrounds!

My Project

Each day my middle school students come into my library begging for these books, but I am unable to provide them because of my extremely limited library budget. As the school librarian, it breaks my heart to turn them away empty-handed.

Our school library's collection is small and outdated, and our students need these high-interest, award-winning books to inspire a lifetime love of reading within them!

Your donation will help update our library's collection and put these books into the hands of students who crave them. Unlike their more affluent peers in neighboring districts, our students do not have access to a robust school library collection, and it is my mission to give them the same opportunities for great books as them.

Any amount you can give to this project is greatly appreciated, and we are extremely grateful for your kindness to our amazing kids!

Mrs. Cinelli
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Middle School Box Set • Amazon Business $31.42 1 $31.42
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 The Ship of the Dead • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $14.07 1 $14.07
Middle School: Just My Rotten Luck • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $13.83 1 $13.83
Never Say Die (Alex Rider) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Lily and Dunkin • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Restart • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Rebound • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
Prisoner B-3087 • Amazon Business $10.34 1 $10.34
Middle School: Ultimate Showdown • Amazon Business $10.13 1 $10.13
Middle School: Save Rafe! • Amazon Business $10.02 1 $10.02
Seven Dead Pirates • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Posted • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Six • Amazon Business $9.80 1 $9.80
Middle School: Dog's Best Friend (Middle School: Book 8) • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Outrun the Moon • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
The Bitter Side of Sweet • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
The Best Man • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
NEED • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Awkward • Amazon Business $8.17 1 $8.17
Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas) • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Fuzzy Mud • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
All We Have Left • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Ms. Bixby's Last Day • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
OCDaniel • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37
The Blood Guard (The Blood Guard Series) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend • Amazon Business $5.85 1 $5.85
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
A Handful of Stars • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
Took: A Ghost Story • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Slacker • Amazon Business $5.16 1 $5.16

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