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  • $984 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Pallas
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 15 donors
  • $0 still needed

Books, Books, Books!

My students need multiple copies of 17 books to foster and encourage their love of reading.

My Students

Do you remember what it was like to read a book that you couldn't put down? My students love to read but don't have the resources to find books that capture their imagination and encourage their passion for reading.

At a high needs school in Brooklyn, my students face an unimaginable range of challenges on a daily basis.

One thing that is constant in their life is school. Each day, these students come to class and try their best, despite any obstacles they may face. It is hard to get students excited about reading when they are faced with dusty, well-loved, vintage titles. We need contemporary, high interest books that students can relate to.

My Project

To help foster their love of learning, I am looking to get high interest books in our classroom. These are books that are being turned into movies, such as "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent," as well as classics like "The Catcher In the Rye" and "To Kill a Mockingbird." Students will have copies of books to take home and read, and then come back to class and discuss with their peers. These are skills that not only encourage good reading habits but skills needed for high school and college.

The benefits of reading are too long to list!

By donating to this project, you can help foster the love of books in my students. Hundreds of students will benefit from these books now and in the future. This donation will help support the literacy growth for years to come!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Book Thief - pb • AKJ Books $9.48 8 $75.84
Thirteen Reasons Why • AKJ Books $8.02 6 $48.12
Hunger Games (PB) • AKJ Books $8.02 8 $64.16
Of Mice and Men • AKJ Books $7.30 8 $58.40
Discovering Wes Moore • AKJ Books $11.67 5 $58.35
Divergent • AKJ Books $7.29 8 $58.32
If I Grow Up • AKJ Books $7.29 8 $58.32
Speak • AKJ Books $7.29 8 $58.32
The Absolutely True Diary Of A Parttime Indian • AKJ Books $10.95 5 $54.75
Freedom''s Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories • AKJ Books $5.83 8 $46.64
We Beat the Street • AKJ Books $5.83 6 $34.98
Black and White • AKJ Books $5.10 8 $40.80
Wednesday Wars, The • AKJ Books $5.10 6 $30.60
Catcher in the Rye • AKJ Books $5.10 7 $35.70
The Chocolate War • AKJ Books $5.83 5 $29.15
Summer of My German Soldier • AKJ Books $5.10 5 $25.50
The Hobbit or There and Back Again J. R. R. Tolkien, Peter S • AKJ Books $8.02 2 $16.04

Materials cost

$793.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$835.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.51

Total project goal

$983.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$983.41

14 Donors

-$583.41

Donations toward project cost

-$495.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.51

match offer

-$400.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$340.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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15 donors15 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 220 students.

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