You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


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

And ... the SUPER Reading Marathon is off and RUNNING!

The cost of 33 books from Barnes and Noble is $412, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $412 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

The New York State education standards for middle school require students to read 25 books in one year. I hold tremendously high expectations for my scholars and have set a goal for them to read 50 books in one year. After a lot of work investing in my students and their families, these 7th and 8th graders have already read nearly 50 books! My 8th grade girls are reading almost a book a week, and my seventh grade boys are incredibly motivated to read when I can find books that interest them. As a first year literacy teacher, I am limited to the books that I inherited from other teachers and the ones that I picked up at stoop sales. While I have introduced my students to the library and begged and borrowed from other teachers, my library just isn't up to par. Earlier this year, we kicked off the Great Reading Marathon. My students read more than 10 books each in 3 months. They averaged 12 books EACH!! After months of my students BEGGING me to do another Reading Marathon, we finally launched the SUPER READING MARATHON! But I am running out of books to keep them going! I need your help to keep my students RUNNING towards the SUPER READING MARATHON goal! In this marathon, students will read 15 books each in three months! I want them to have enough books to keep them invested in that marathon goal. Help my students to maintain the feeling of achievement and success that they have experienced. Help them to remain invested in our goal. Help me to inspire enthusiasm, initiative and a genuine love for reading in my students that can come only from reading books they really, truly love.

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 55 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Zangrilli is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Doormat Kelly McWilliams • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
Bermudez Triangle Maureen Johnson • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Christine Stephen King • Barnes and Noble $13.16 1 $13.16
Shooter Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Milkweed Jerry Spinelli • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies Sonya Sones • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson • Barnes and Noble $12.60 1 $12.60
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Julia Alvarez • Barnes and Noble $12.60 1 $12.60
Scorpia (Alex Rider Adventure Series) Anthony Horowitz • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Eagle Strike Anthony Horowitz • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Two Teenagers in Twenty Ann Heron (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Boy's Own Story Edmund White • Barnes and Noble $10.80 1 $10.80
Hard Love Ellen Wittlinger • Barnes and Noble $7.20 1 $7.20
Keeping the Moon Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Breathing Underwater Alex Flinn,Alex Flinn • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Empress of the World Sara Ryan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Postcards from No Man's Land Aidan Chambers • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
My Heartbeat Garret Freymann-Weyr • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Am I Blue?: Coming out from the Silence Marion Dane Bauer (Editor),Beck Underwood (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Smack Melvin Burgess • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Fat Kid Rules the World K. L. Going • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Stuck in Neutral Terry Trueman • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Shell House Linda Newbery • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
House You Pass on the Way Jacqueline Woodson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Mahalia Joanne Horniman • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Point Blank Anthony Horowitz • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Voice on the Radio Caroline B. Cooney • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Skeleton Key Anthony Horowitz • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Eight Seconds Jean Ferris • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Kissing Kate Lauren Myracle • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Before We Were Free Julia Alvarez • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Peter Kate Walker • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Whirligig Paul Fleischman • Barnes and Noble $4.95 1 $4.95

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4514],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":20279,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":55,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Zangrilli","authorIds":{"4514":{"owner":"Ms. Zangrilli","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[20279],"proposalHash":"1647779585","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":22,"teacherChallengeId":33311,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":4514,"schoolCounty":"Kings (Brooklyn)","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}