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Ms. Eisele from Saint Paul MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books are Windows, Mirrors and Doors.

My students need relevant and new books for our classroom library that allows them to become passionate readers, find themselves in books and support their developing identities.

  • $484 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Highly verbal and active are two words I would use to describe my learners. I teach at a diverse gifted and talented school in St. Paul, MN. My school serves students in grades K-8, allowing students to maintain connections with staff and peers over a long period of time.

My students are ravenous readers and I would like to maintain this momentum by being able to offer them the most current literature that allows them to see themselves in what they are reading.

We aim to read forty books each year. To meet this goal, we need to have a lot of high interest books in our classroom library.

My Project

Our classroom library is filled with old favorites. While I have been adding titles to our library that represent my students identities over the years, we really would benefit from a large influx of books at one time. What better time to do this than at the beginning of the school year to set a positive tone and build excitement for reading. The more students read, the stronger readers they become.

I want to be sure that my students are able to see themselves, their experiences and possibilities for their futures in what they read.

Publishers have been working hard at making sure there are good stories out there that represent the diversity of experiences of todays readers. I want to take advantage of this for my students.

I would like to start the new school year off with new titles that they have not read before. My plan is to have a display fo new books wrapped like gifts on the first day of school. We will unwrap them and build excitement about them over the course of the first week and add them to out library, unless they get snatched up by a ravenous reader first.

Ms. Eisele
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Boxers & Saints Boxed Set • Amazon Business $19.16 1 $19.16
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Takedown • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Tight • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Alcatraz Escape (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Libertad • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Louisiana's Way Home • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Breakout • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $12.43 1 $12.43
The Night Diary • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World • Amazon Business $11.34 1 $11.34
The Perfect Score • Amazon Business $11.21 1 $11.21
The Bitter Side of Sweet • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Finding Perfect • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
All Summer Long • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Science of Breakable Things • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05
Not a Drop to Drink • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Cardboard Kingdom • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
One • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Unbreakable Code (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Last in a Long Line of Rebels • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Petey • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
In a Handful of Dust • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
My Diary from the Edge of the World • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Soar • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Kaleidoscope Eyes • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Webster: Tale of an Outlaw • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Joshua Dread: The Nameless Hero • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of 'The Iliad' • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of the Odyssey • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Enchanted Files: Cursed • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04
Hidden: A Novel • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Full Cicada Moon • Amazon Business $5.96 1 $5.96
Codename Zero (Codename Conspiracy) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Trial • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Someday Birds • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Last Musketeer • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Racing In The Rain (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $4.83 1 $4.83
Joshua Dread • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

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