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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!

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

  • $461 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

Equity Focus

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.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Marvel Black Panther: The Ultimate Guide • Amazon Business $21.58 1 $21.58
Out of Darkness (Fiction - Young Adult) • Amazon Business $14.07 1 $14.07
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America (Coretta Scott King Award - Author Winner Title(s)) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons Series) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
I Am Loved • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
Wish • Amazon Business $6.21 2 $12.42
Truly Devious: A Mystery • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Black Panther: World of Wakanda • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Black Panther Book 4: Avengers of the New World Book 1 • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Antoinette (Gaston and Friends) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
Harley Quinn at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls) • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05
As Brave As You (Ala Notable Children's Books. Older Readers) • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Awkward • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
The Last True Love Story • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
Girl Mans Up • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Dark Sons (Blink) • Amazon Business $8.31 1 $8.31
Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
When We Collided • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37
Side Effects May Vary • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
Bone Gap • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $4.37 1 $4.37

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