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Ms. Lerro from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Bring Us Delight, Part II

My students need a bunch of high interest books to add to their classroom library!

  • $376 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My educational philosophy is that every child deserves a quality education, regardless of where he or she grows up. I work in the poorest Congressional district in the country, and our school's budget is not enough for the needs of our students. I teach 8th grade English-Language Arts in a small middle school.

My students are hard-working, enthusiastic, and super smart - they just need your help to make sure they get the kind of education they deserve.

As middle school students, they are working hard to get into the best high schools in New York City. We, their teachers, are working hard to make sure they have all the tools they need to get there.

My Project

Many of my students are voracious readers, because we have made reading a central component of our classroom. They run through my classroom library books extremely quickly. Many students have read nearly all of the books I currently have.

Adding new books to our classroom library would greatly invigorate my students and their love for reading.

Reading gives them a window on new worlds and increases their knowledge base. It also is an enjoyable activity they love doing. They would love to get new books to add to our collection. We read every day after lunch for 25 minutes, they read independently at different points during the day, and they are supposed to read at least 25 minutes for homework. These books will get read and put on requested lists as soon as they arrive in our classroom library!

With your help, we can restock our classroom library, thereby allowing my students to read new books and enabling me to foster their love of learning.

With your generous donation, my students will be given a chance to continue to improve their reading levels and more become prepared for high school. Thank you from all of us.

Ms. Lerro
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 150 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $38.49 1 $38.49
Dork Diaries Box Set (Book 1-3): Dork Diaries; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3 • Amazon Business $30.36 1 $30.36
The Heroes of Olympus Paperback Boxed Set • Amazon Business $29.81 1 $29.81
Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder • Amazon Business $19.45 1 $19.45
The Immortalists • Amazon Business $16.43 1 $16.43
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon Business $15.55 1 $15.55
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Booked • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2 (Books 4-6) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Solo (Blink) • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
Call Me by Your Name: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
The Crossover • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Feed • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Love and First Sight • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Strong Inside (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of How Perry Wallace Broke College Basketball's Color Line • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21

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