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Mrs. Payne-Yarborough from Bay Shore NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bold Book Bonanza

Help me give my students books they want to enjoy while they read.

  • $193 goal

This project expired on March 16, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Nobody but a reader ever became a writer." — Richard Peck.

Enthusiastic readers result in enthusiastic writers.

The two go hand in hand. The passion for writing begins with a passion for reading. I want to give my students the opportunity to choose books that they can connect with and feel inspired.

My writing enrichment students are a reflection of the multicultural and diverse social end economic community in which they belong.

They are eager to read literature that is as diverse as they are. The new updated books in our classroom library will give them an opportunity to choose stories, experiences, characters, and settings in which they can identify and connect with in their writing.

My Project

We need diverse books to update our classroom library. The updated classroom library books will provide access to a bounty of books students would want to read because of their empowerment of choosing books in which they can identify. Students will be able to freely read, write about, discuss, recommend, and exchange books that they chose to read as opposed to being limited by mandatory teacher assignments.

My classroom library is intended to give my students the ease of access to freely choose books that will ignite their imaginations because they could choose their own books.

I want to provide a reading environment where my students can go bananas over books!

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Long Way Down • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Black Panther 1 • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
For Everyone • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet #2) • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
All American Boys • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Dear Martin • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Orbiting Jupiter • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Miles Morales: Spider-Man • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Catalyst • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Run, Boy, Run • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ghost • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Five: The Last Olympian • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Nancy Drew #2: Writ in Stone Writ in Stone • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Among The Hidden • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Escape from Slavery Five Journeys to Freedom • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Ghost Next Door (Classic Goosebumps #29) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bitten • AKJ Education $0.50 2 $1.00

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