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Mrs. Pillow from New Orleans LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for a 10th Grade Classroom to Read and Grow

Help me give my students high-interest books to hook them on reading! We use independent reading in my classroom to grow as readers and to learn to love all things books.

  • $628 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Located in the heart of the 9th Ward, my school’s mission is to prepare all students, regardless of where they are academically when they enter our building, for college success and a life of unlimited potential when they graduate. My 10th grade English class is a place where kids grow as readers and prepare for the rigors of 11th and 12th grade.

My students are dreamers, thinkers, poets, artists, writers, rappers, sisters, brothers, friends, mentors, and amazing human beings.

My students inspire me every day to work hard for them because of how hard they work for me, themselves, their families, and their future.

My Project

My students love to read. When they find a book that resonates, they devour it. Some of them, however, are more reluctant readers than others. They haven’t found that book that speaks to them yet.

More classroom books with gripping storylines mean more kids reading and learning about the love of reading.

My students want to see themselves represented in what they read, with plot lines that resonate with what they’re going through on a daily basis. I want all students in my room to find a book that they love, and this library starter is one way for us to get there!

Mrs. Pillow
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
March 3 • AKJ Education $17.99 1 $17.99
March 2 • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Takedown • AKJ Education $8.75 2 $17.50
Snitch • AKJ Education $8.75 2 $17.50
Copper Sun • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
All American Boys • AKJ Education $13.99 1 $13.99
Long Way Down • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
On the Edge • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Miles Morales: Spider-Man • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Ghost Boys • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Black Panther 1 • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Cold As Ice • AKJ Education $12.00 1 $12.00
The Worst Hard Time The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
March: Book One • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
BONE #9: Crown of Horns • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
BONE #7: Ghost Circles • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Wonder • AKJ Education $8.89 1 $8.89
Beyonce • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
Ghosts • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
Pinned • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Shooter • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Lady J • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Civil Rights Movement & Vietnam 1960-1976/Graphic U.S. History • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Keep It Movin' • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Pushin' • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Fight (TEEN) • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Holidaze Super Edition • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Second Chance (TEEN) • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Fight for Freedom 1750-1783/Graphic U.S. History • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The New World 1500-1750/Graphic U.S. History • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
America Becomes a World Power 1890-1930 • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
World War II & the Cold War 1940-1960/Graphic U.S. History • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Civil War 1850-1876/Graphic U.S. History • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Truth • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Speak • AKJ Education $6.98 1 $6.98
The Rock and the River • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Greek Myths • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Sugar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ninth Ward • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ghost • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ella Enchanted • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Fallen • AKJ Education $5.00 1 $5.00
Schooled - Bluford Series #15 (Townsend) • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Lost and Found • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61

Materials cost

$456.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$533.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.10

Total project goal

$627.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$627.36

2 Donors

-$314.00

Donations toward project cost

-$266.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.10

match offer

-$313.36

Match offer toward project cost

-$266.36

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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