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Ms. Steele-Pfeiffer from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Back to School Bonanza Vol. 2

My students need books that not only they can relate to but can challenge them to do more and do better than what much of society deems impossible

  • $714 goal

This project expired on January 7, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the forgotten, the ignored, the unfortunate. The school has no library, so the teachers must supply them with books as the neighborhood library is too dangerous to get to on any given day. They come from a neighborhood in Chicago where guns are more common than books; however, they have dreams, big dreams.

They dream of college and careers.

They dream of briefcases and polished shoes. They dream of a savings account and success. My students can be successful, but they have not reached their full potential and won't without a basic necessity: books.

My Project

These books will impact my students daily as they get to choose a book each day to read silently at their desks. No tests, no quizzes, no homework revolving around it. The reading is to re-introduce my students to the love of reading, something many of them lose during their educational journey. In order to inspire this, I have to have books that they want to read and can see themselves in.

Once they have found that one book, that is where the magic begins.

They then look forward to reading more and more and want to read everything they can.

Ms. Steele-Pfeiffer
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 140 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $12.45 3 $37.35
Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.26 2 $30.52
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $12.91 2 $25.82
Odd One Out • Amazon Business $12.32 2 $24.64
Salvage the Bones: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.00 2 $24.00
Swing • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive • Amazon Business $9.19 2 $18.38
What If It's Us • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Batman: A Death in the Family • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Joker: Endgame • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Joker • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Joker: Death of the Family (The New 52) • Amazon Business $15.48 1 $15.48
Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (The New 52) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family (The New 52) (Batman (DC Comics Paperback)) • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
Batman, Vol. 4: Zero Year - Secret City • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Batman Vol. 5: Zero Year - Dark City (The New 52) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Grenade • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Lu (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
Batman Vol. 7: Endgame (The New 52) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Batman Vol. 6: Graveyard Shift (The New 52) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The Nightingale: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52) (Batman (DC Comics Paperback)) • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
The Things They Carried • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
Ten • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Awake • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Gareth Hinds • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
The Cabin • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
The Cellar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Odyssey • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19

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