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  • $1,379 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Marquez
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

As Our Library Grows, Our Students GROW!

My students need books, books, books! They also need 7 e-readers to infuse technology with their growing love of reading!

My Students

My students will succeed. They will need a little help. As it stands, the students of our school are faced with not only the well-known difficulties of growing up in the inner city, but also other challenges that are simply beyond their control and impact their learning experiences.

My students are level 3 and 4 English Language Learners, which means that literacy is absolutely crucial to their success in the coming years.

With less than 20% of our school's students reading at a proficient level, the odds don't seem to be in their favor. It is up to us to help these students beat those odds! Our district is currently negotiating public library closures due to budget cuts, as well as shorter hours and fewer librarians. This will limit our students' access to interesting reading material free of cost. This only adds to the fact that many students are already unable to attend these public libraries given that their parents work long hours and struggle to make ends meet. I want to make sure that my students have free access to book that they will want to devour! They need to know that reading is one of life's greatest joys. After all, they will only reach proficiency if they READ! They will only read if they have access to books they LOVE!

My Project

The materials I am requesting include a wide variety of fictions books that are known to interest students in the grade levels I will be teaching (6-8). When my students can't put down a Percy Jackson book and can't wait to pick up the next in the series, they will be fully engaged in the joy of learning and reading. They will see the deep impact that getting caught up in a thrilling story, page after page, chapter after chapter, can have in their lives. And when those test scores come in, they will see that this thing, READING, that they have come to love so much, has made them grow as learners and individuals. Unfortunately, our school is strapped for funds, and our students currently have access to outdated reading material in precarious conditions. Additionally, the e-readers will allow them to infuse technology into their reading experience! These materials will have a deep impact in our students' lives and will promote THE JOY OF LEARNING despite any factors beyond their control.

My students need a classroom library from which they will have access to literature that interests them and introduces them to the JOY OF READING!

These include the Hunger Games trilogy, sequels to books they have already fallen in love with, and seven e-readers to get them even MORE EXCITED about reading and infusing technology into their lives.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers (Black) • Amazon $69.00 5 $345.00
Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers • Amazon $119.00 2 $238.00
The Face on the Milk Carton • Amazon $6.53 10 $65.30
Special Edition Harry Potter Paperback Box Set • Amazon $58.50 1 $58.50
Bluford Series 20-Book Boxed Set (Books 1-20) • Amazon $44.02 1 $44.02
Janie Face to Face • Amazon $12.78 3 $38.34
Matched Trilogy box set • Amazon $34.37 1 $34.37
The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset • Amazon $25.99 1 $25.99
J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (Movie Tie-in): The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King • Amazon $23.57 1 $23.57
Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) • Amazon $7.79 3 $23.37
The Book Thief • Amazon $7.34 3 $22.02
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3) • Amazon $10.98 2 $21.96
I Am the Messenger • Amazon $8.58 2 $17.16
Matched • Amazon $7.98 2 $15.96
The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, Book 3) • Amazon $12.95 1 $12.95
Allegiant (Divergent Trilogy) • Amazon $11.99 1 $11.99
The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7) • Amazon $10.36 1 $10.36
The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon $9.24 1 $9.24
Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2) • Amazon $9.24 1 $9.24
The Maze Runner (Book 1) • Amazon $8.78 1 $8.78
The Death Cure (Maze Runner Series #3) • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2) • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
Crossed (Matched) • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
Paper Towns • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
An Abundance of Katherines • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, Book 1) • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, Book 2) • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 • Amazon $7.77 1 $7.77
What Janie Found • Amazon $6.78 1 $6.78
The Voice on the Radio • Amazon $6.78 1 $6.78
Whatever Happened to Janie? • Amazon $6.78 1 $6.78
Divergent • Amazon $5.13 1 $5.13

Materials cost

$1,125.22

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,172.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$206.84

Total project goal

$1,378.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,378.94

1 Donor

-$1,378.94

Donations toward project cost

-$1,172.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$206.84

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 70 students.

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