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  • $196 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Lorenz
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Book Battle Books!!!

My students need 2 copies of 8 books such as "Penny from Heaven" by Jennifer L. Holm to prepare them for the Battle of the Books!!!

I am a librarian at an elementary school that has a very high poverty rate. I have been a classroom teacher for 10 years, but this is my second year promoting literacy all day long!!! The children at my school are very diverse, coming from every great corner of our earth. I have all grades of children from Kindergarten to grade 8 coming to check out books from the library.

Our school would like to participate in the citywide "Battle of the Books". It is a competition where students read books on a list and then answer questions about the books. Teams earn points for answering the questions correctly and try to place in the top three. I have many students in a book club that would love to be in it, but we can not afford the books for the students to read.

Our Battle of the Books team needs books from the list to read. Our last year's team was so motivated to read all 20 books that they even got together afterschool at each other's homes to read together. It was so rewarding to see students so excited about reading!!!

Please help my students participate in Battle of the Books again this year by purchasing the books we need. My book club will be so very happy and you will be putting them on the road to being lifelong readers!!!

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters Lesley M. Blume • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Blood on the River: James Town, 1607 Elisa Lynn Carbone • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Penny from Heaven Jennifer L. Holm, Jennifer Holm • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Rules Cynthia Lord • Barnes and Noble $12.79 2 $25.58
Gossamer Lois Lowry • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Oh Rats! The Story of Rats and People Albert Marrin, C. B. Mordan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 2 $30.58
A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama Laura Amy Schlitz • Barnes and Noble $7.19 2 $14.38
Letters From Wolfie Patti Sherlock, Designed by Kelley McIntyre • Barnes and Noble $3.99 2 $7.98

Materials cost

$127.04

Vendor shipping charges

$12.70

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$160.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.12

Total project goal

$195.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$195.12

1 Donor

-$188.24

Donations toward project cost

-$160.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 25 students.

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